VISION AND AIMS
The purpose of Year One at Iver Village Infant School is to help children successfully transition from play-based learning in Reception, to the more formal setting of Key Stage One. We aim to ensure all children remain happy, confident and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners.Our focus in Year 1 is on developing children’s literacy skills. We believe that strong skills in reading and writing are vital for future learning and that if children have confidence in their ability to read and write when they leave Year 1, they will be able to access and enjoy the curriculum as they travel through the school. We aim to foster a love of stories and reading and provide our children with the tools they need to become lifelong learners.
Each day children take part in a phonics session which develops recognition of letters and sounds. This supports both reading and writing.
By the end of Year One, our aim is that all pupils will:
Write full sentences to form short narratives
Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
Apply phonic knowledge accurately and read all common exception words
Read and write numbers to at least 100
Solve simple addition and subtraction problems
Develop resilience and persist in tasks they find challenging
Show independence and build positive relationships with others
In Year One, we have two classes, Willow and Maple. Each class has a class teacher and a teaching assistant.
In all areas of the curriculum, we build on skills that are developed in Reception, as well as learning new ones.
Our Creative Curriculum encompasses areas such as History, Geography and Art and Design. It’s a knowledge and skills-based curriculum with a creative edge and is based on a theme. Please see the topic themes that the children will be enjoying throughout the year:
Statutory Curriculum Overview - This document contains all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) broken down by subject.
We know that a child’s parents are their first and most important teachers, and we want to work in partnership with you to ensure your child is successful. We endeavour to provide home learning opportunities for the children that are engaging, giving parents the chance to be an integral part of their child's education. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your child's class teacher who will be more than happy to help.
In addition to this, Year One children are issued with 2/3 reading books to take home each week. We expect every child to read for 5/10 minutes each day alongside an adult and for a comment/signature to be recorded daily in their reading records.
The children also take home every Thursday to be handed in the following Tuesday. The home learning consolidates learning that has taken place during that week and may be linked to their phonic sounds and spelling including common exception words.