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Year 1

Year 1 is the first year of Key Stage One. Pupils are taught mainly by their class teacher but are taught some lessons by different teachers to give a wider experience of teaching styles.

As the girls move onto the Key Stage One curriculum, learning is directed by the class teacher. Our curriculum is engaging and interactive in its approach however, your daughter will be taught more formally than in the EYFS curriculum. The girls start their swimming lessons, can participate in the extra-curricular activities and can chose to learn a musical instrument. 

Examples of our Knowledge Rich Projects include: 

Childhood (History)

Your daughter will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. 

Our Wonderful World (Geography)

Your daughter will learn the meaning of the terms: geography, physical feature and human feature. They will also become familiar with the cardinal compass points, north, south, east and west. They will learn the names and positions of the continents and oceans of the world and understand the terms equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. They will study maps to learn the names, capital cities and positions of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out the characteristics of a village, a town and a city. Your daughter will carry out simple fieldwork to find out about local physical and human features. 

Animals (Science)

This project teaches children about animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. They identify and describe their common structures, their diets and how animals should be cared for. 

Shade and Shelter (Design and Technology)

This project teaches children about the purpose of shelters and their materials. They name and describe shelters and design and make shelter prototypes. Children then design and build a play den as a group and evaluate their completed product. 

Funny Faces and Fabulous Features (Art and Design) 

This project teaches children about the concept of the portrait and how the collage technique can be used to make a portrait.