Welcome to Year 1
All classes in Year 1 are well-equipped and pupils have the support of full-time teaching assistants. Each class teacher is responsible for teaching English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education). Pupils are also taught P.E., ICT, Music, Arabic and Islamic Studies by specialist subject teachers.
At this stage, phonics is vitally important and pupils will practise this everyday. Teaching focuses on building the basics of language and maths through a varied and exciting curriculum. Children also begin to learn more about the world around them.
In Year 1, homework is flexible. Spellings and reading books are taken home weekly and these should be read and practised at home. Maths and English homework will be sent home when necessary. At this stage, children should not spend more than 20 minutes on homework as they are already working very hard in school.