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Year One is an important stepping stone from the Early Years to the Key Stage One curriculum. We work closely with both the Reception and Year Two teachers to ensure a smooth transition between classes. As the year progresses, the children learn to move from self-directed play activities to tasks which require longer periods of concentration. They have increasing opportunities to work  independently, using their initiative to follow their own learning paths.

 

Our spacious classroom reflects this approach. The role play area is a free-play area, which links directly to our topics. In addition, our interactive classroom-displays encourage the children to explore and experiment across a range of curriculum areas. Our classroom also extends to the outdoors, when the children are encouraged to explore our ‘Welly Area’ in all weathers.

 

Recent topics have included ‘Farms’, ‘Fantasy Worlds’ and ‘Holidays’, building on the children’s own interests. Several times a year, educational visits are organised to enhance the children’s learning experiences. The school’s holistic approach to learning is reflected in our classroom ethos.We celebrate each child’s contribution to school life.Our Infant nativity is a wonderful occasion for each child to ‘shine’. There is also an annual class assembly which showcases work done in class. Parents are warmly invited to attend both events and are equally welcome to help with class activities.

 

Stmatts kids

Treasure!

  On Monday we noticed that pirates had been in the classroom and taken our treasure chest! Luckily they left a note and a map for each of us, showing us where they had buried it. We looked at the map and found that X marked the spot in Forest School. We learnt that, to…

Junk!

This week we have started designing, building and painting our models of emergency vehicles. We are all at various stages but hope to have them finished, and photographed for our topic books for Monday! We have used many different sized boxes and used our cutting, gluing and measuring skills to make them look like vehicles.…

The Magic Box

We have been learning this poem by Kit Wright and this week we published our fantastic poems. Here are some of the things we will put into our Magic Box:   I will put in the box…. a green sandwich (Aeryn) a kitchen disco (Caitlin) a rainbow chicken (William) a cardigan with wings (Bella) a…

STEM enrichment week

We have really enjoyed our STEM week. Today we had LEGO in the hall and we all built brilliant models and worked in teams. We also learnt how to code on the Ipads and laptops, with Y4 as our teachers.