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Welcome to Year 1 Cuckoos

Welcome to Year One, Cuckoo Class!

Welcome Year 1 Cuckoo Class! We take the first steps from the Early Years curriculum to the ever-so-slightly more formal National Curriculum. Although the learning in Key Stage 1 is more teacher led than in Reception, we don't forget about the benefits of play-based learning and atleast for Term 1 we will be putting a lot of Child-initiated play into our timetable.

Throughout the year we will be building on our skills we learnt in EYFS for all subjects. We will start in term 1 with the topic of 'Where's Wally?' We will be looking at the surrounding village and area and getting to know our vocabulary to describe Geographical features.

In maths we follow the Power Maths scheme of learning and we will be encouraging learning through use of manipulatives, before moving to pictorial methods then onto more abstract and written methods.

In Literacy we will be heavily focusing on using our sounds to for words, before moving onto sentence structure whcih includes the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will be doing this on a range of topics and information types. Alongside this, we use the Monster Phonics scheme to teach Phonics to the children. We will begin the year by revisiting the sounds we learnt in EYFS before going on to learn the new Year 1 sounds. These will lead to us having spellings every week...!