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Weeke Primary School

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Year 1 Holly & Rowan

Whole Year Overview Document

Helping My Child to Learn

Welcome to Year 1 at Weeke Primary School!

At Weeke Primary School, Year 1 is an exciting journey filled with discovery, creativity, and growth. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe in fostering a love for learning that will inspire our children throughout their educational journey and beyond.


Curriculum Overview:

In Year 1, we follow a broad and balanced curriculum that encompasses the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and also includes a range of foundation subjects such as Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, and Physical Education.


English: In English, we focus on developing fundamental literacy skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through engaging activities, stories, and phonics sessions, children develop their vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. We encourage a love for reading by exploring a variety of texts and fostering a supportive reading environment.


Mathematics: Mathematics in Year 1 is an exciting journey of exploration and discovery. We cover a range of topics including number recognition, counting, addition, subtraction, shape, measurement, and problem-solving. Through practical activities, games, and investigations, children develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and problem-solving strategies.


Science: In Science, our young scientists embark on a voyage of discovery as they explore the world around them. Through hands-on experiments, observations, and investigations, children develop their understanding of scientific concepts such as plants, animals, materials, forces, and everyday phenomena. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking as children develop their scientific skills.


Foundation Subjects: Our curriculum also includes a range of foundation subjects that are designed to provide children with a well-rounded education and opportunities for creative expression. Through Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, and Physical Education, children develop their creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and physical skills.


Assessment: Assessment in Year 1 is ongoing and tailored to meet the needs of individual learners. Teachers use a variety of methods including observation, questioning, informal assessments, and occasional formal assessments to track children's progress and identify areas for development. We believe in celebrating every child's achievements and supporting them on their learning journey.


Home-School Partnership: We value the partnership between home and school and encourage parents/carers to be actively involved in their child's education. Regular communication channels such as newsletters, parent meetings, and class updates provide opportunities for parents to stay informed about their child's learning and progress. We also welcome parents to support their child's learning at home through reading, practicing key skills, and engaging in enrichment activities.


At Weeke Primary School, we are committed to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment where every child can reach their full potential. We believe that Year 1 is a crucial stage in a child's educational journey and we are dedicated to nurturing their curiosity, creativity, and love for learning.


If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to an exciting year ahead filled with learning, growth, and fun!