Year 1 2017 - 2018

Miss Turner

Mrs Meehan

Mrs Meehan

Teacher

Miss Turner - Class Teacher

Mrs Meehan – Class Teacher

Mrs Marshall - Learning Assistant

In Year 1 we believe that children learn best when they are having lots of fun! All of the lessons are interactive, exciting and engaging and involve the children in as many ways as possible. The children also still have plenty of opportunities to learn through play while accessing our wonderful areas of continuous provision. We have areas such as a reading corner, sand, numeracy, writing, construction and role play in both our indoor and outdoor classroom. We believe that a great resource can be each other so discussions and questioning are encouraged in all aspects to allow the children to learn from others to build up their own understanding.

All individuals

Each child enters Year 1 at a different stage; some are ready for the National Curriculum, whereas others will require a little support to achieve the Foundation Stage Profile objectives from Reception. To continue the learning journey, we take assessments made in Reception and identify the next steps for each child. We see every child as an individual, not just a year group. We understand that every child learns in a different way and has different interests and it is our aim to adapt our teaching to suit the children. We encourage their independence throughout, allowing them to take ownership of their learning and achievements and to understand how to solve problems on their own.

What do we learn?

We have daily English, Mathematics and Letters and Sounds lessons where we can work on our core skills. Our English is focused around a book that we are reading, as a class, and we produce some fantastic writing of our own linked to this work. Some of the recent books that we have looked at have been Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  We teach most areas of the curriculum through the challenge curriculum where diffrent aspects and subjetcs are linked through a common theme for example ‘Which plants and animals would Senley find in our park?’ (Science), or ‘How has technology changed since Grandma and Grandad were young?’ (History).  

Learning beyond our classroom

In Year 1 we love taking the children's learning beyond the classroom and go on many trips and visits throughout the year, as well as welcoming outside visitors into the classroom to extend our experiences. These range from learning about the local area by walking around the local area to having a visitor to teach us about Nocturnal Animals. We also visit Chester Zoo to learn about the differences between animals and humans. In year 1 we have a special friend called Senley Green, who loves coming home with our children to learn about what we get up to when we aren’t at school.

Important things to remember: -

  • We do PE on a Tuesday afternoon – please ensure that your full indoor and outdoor PE kits are in school for these sessions.

  • Homework is set on a Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday – please ensure you bring it back on time.

  • We change reading books on a Friday – please ensure that you bring these back to change them.

  • We have a water machine in the classroom that the children have access to – please send a water bottle into school for your child to use.

 

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Contact the School

Garswood Primary and Nursery School

Hamilton Road
Garswood
WN4 0SF

Main Contact: Marie Chadwick, School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678290
Fax: 01744 678294
garswood@sthelens.org.uk