LEARNING    ACHIEVING    ASPIRING    CARING

 Welcome to
Coot and Mallard Classes

  Welcome to Year One! 

Our new theme is ...

Coot Class are taught by Mrs. Smith and their TAs are Mrs. Yearsley, Mrs. Scott and Mr. Harden.

Mrs. Banks teaches every Thursday

Our outdoor PE slots are Wednesday and Thursday. 


Mallard Class are taught by Mrs. Hancock and their  TAs are Miss Doyle and Mr. Harden.

Mrs. Paul covers for Mrs. Hancock every Friday morning.

Our outdoor PE slots are Wednesday and Thursday.

Learning in Year 1

 During Year 1, children move from following the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum to the National Curriculum for Key Stage One. At Kingsway, we recognise that for children entering year 1, learning through play and practical activities are still a vital part of their development and and we have structured our learning environments to ensure the needs of all our learners are met. The children have a timetable which includes short whole class sessions, small group work and times where children can choose their own learning in 'continuous provision'. As the children move through the year, the formal sessions do become longer but we still ensure that their is time for less structured activities. We always have adults planned to work with the children during their continuous provision so that they can challenge and move the children's learning forward.

 

The learning environment.

 

The year 1 learning environments are planned so that children are  given the opportunities to access a wide range of resources and activities to develop their knowledge and skills within the year 1 curriculum both inside and outside. These may be enhanced weekly to further develop focus areas of learning.

         The areas include:

  • A creative area. 
  • Writing area - writing opportunities are also available throughout the provision.
  • Maths area both inside and out - maths equipment is also available throughout the provision.
  • Role play areas both inside and out.
  • Construction and small world play.
  • Computers, tablets and beebots.
  • Reading areas both inside and out.
  • Messy play including a mud kitchen, sand, digging areas and water. 
  • Large scale construction.
  • Science areas based on current areas of learning. 

 

 

Autumn and Spring term timetables.

8:35  Arrive in school - handwriting.
9:00  Assembly

9:15

Adult input - whole class

Adult led group activities

Continuous provision

10:50 Reading groups (across the Key Stage)
11:00 playtime
11:15 Maths number work
11:45 Phonics
12:15 Lunch
1:15

Adult led input - whole class

Adult led group activities

Continuous Provision.

2:45

Reflections on children's learning from the day.

Story time.

 

Summer term timetable

8:35 Arrival and handwriting
9:00 Assembly
9:15 English activities
10:25 Phonics
10:50 reading in groups (across the Key Stage)
11:00 Playtime
11:15 Maths
12:15 Lunch
1:15

Adult led input

Adult led group activities

Continuous Provision

2:45

Reflections on the children's learning from the day.

Story time.

 

 

 

Recording children's Learning

With so much learning going on throughout the day, it is impossible to capture every moment. However, we use the Tapestry app to document key moments in each child's learning. This is linked to the curriculum and shared with parents who are able to comment on this if they wish to. 

The benefits

By planning our provision this way, we have happy, independent children who love to learn. They are focused in their teacher led sessions and look for challenges in their provision.

Our provision is fully inclusive catering for a wide range of interests and abilities meaning that all children achieve and all children are confident. The children have a smooth transition from reception as they are learning in a similar way.

Children have the opportunity to practice key skills throughout the provision, reinforcing the learning they do with adults in a meaningful context. 

By providing children the opportunities to explore some areas through provision such as measuring and exploring materials, formal teaching can be focused on more abstract concepts.

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