Welcome to Year 1

The Key Stage One classes are Chile Class and Brazil Class. Chile Class is taught by Mrs Temple-Fielder and Brazil Class is taught by Mrs Hanger. Both classes are well supported by a team of skilled teaching assistants who support children with their learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

The topics being covered in Year One this year are The Rainforest, Superheroes, Moon Zoom, Plane, Trains and Automobiles, Enchanted Woodland and Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Our teaching revolves around planning engaging activities to engross the children in the topic while ensuring that key learning takes place.

At Stephen Freeman School we believe that children learn a great deal through play, therefore Year One is a mixture of formal lessons and a play-based approach. Both Year One classes have a role play area, a construction zone, a cosy reading corner, a messy play space, as well as opportunities for children to independently develop their reading, writing and maths skills. We feel that this gives our children ownership over their learning and supports them in developing a range of social, emotional, behavioural and academic skills.

At the end of Year One all children complete the government Phonics Screening Test. Our results are increasing greatly year by year through fun and engaging daily phonics sessions and we are confident that this will continue to be the case as we aim for every child to leave KS1 with a solid phonic knowledge.

We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with parents and we are very happy to support and encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning.