Form One is a challenging but very exciting year for the children. Learning becomes more formal and children are encouraged to become independent and motivated learners.
They are taught in a visually stimulating environment with a range of displays showing off their hard work. Every child is unique and both learning and planning in Form One reflects this. The classroom is full of happy and enthusiastic children.
There are two members of staff in Form One and we spend our time with the children, supporting learning and reading with pupils on a regular basis. Learning covers the seven areas of mathematics in addition to mechanical maths. Children discover fractions, number and place value, telling the time, 2D and 3D shapes, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. During literacy sessions children develop their handwriting skills and spell phonetically. They make their writing interesting with the use of adjectives and exciting vocabulary and a range of punctuation.
Every child is unique and both learning and planning reflect this. The mornings are dedicated to phonics, literacy and mathematics. Children learn through hands on activities and visual resources. Homework is set each night to reinforce and build on children’s learning. Other subjects in the curriculum are taught in the afternoons and include history, geography, art, science, DT, PE and RE. Extra-curricular opportunities include gymnastics, judo, choir and magical maths.