In Year 1, the children make a transition from the EYFS curriculum to the National curriculum. Year 1 is a time when children develop their reading skills in terms of their fluency and their phonic knowledge. In June the children take the phonics screening check. This is a short, light-touch assessment which assesses the children’s reading (decoding) skills. The test helps to identify the children who may need extra help so that they are given support as they move through the school.
1JMPS: class teachers Miss Jules Mickelburgh (Mon, Tues) and Ms Patricia Scanlan (Wed, Thurs, Fri), supported by Miss Claire Emery and Mrs Darika Barker
1ZH: class teacher Mrs Zoe Hurlock, supported by Mrs Darika Barker
Autumn Term – Me, Myself and I
This is a lovely topic at the beginning of the year. We get to know the children and they get to know us through a variety of activities. We also go on a school trip to Washbrook Farm.
Spring Term – Long Ago and Far Away
This is a history related topic. The children learn all about castles and their knowledge is consolidated with a trip to Lewes Castle
Summer Term – Beside the Seaside
This is our summertime topic. We learn about sea life in this learning journey and our school trip this term involves some rock pooling at Eastbourne beach.
Homework books are given out every two weeks. We send out a literacy-based activity, which is usually spelling, and a maths homework, which is based on what we have been learning. It is also important to hear your child read as much as possible.
Children need to keep their PE kit in school all week. Outside P.E is on Monday or Tuesday and gym or dance on Friday morning in the hall.
The children also have access to learning activities on MyMaths and Lexia where they each have an individual login.