Key Stage 1

What to expect in Year 1 & 2

Light touch learning and plenty of fun!

Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and their parents.
A good school will make the transition into Year 1, a smooth one. The children will still be learning through play, they will still be exploring, discovering and making plenty of use of their role-play corner.
Your child’s day will be a little more structured than it was in Reception and they may have to sit at a table for a little longer than they are used to, but they will still also be learning in a variety of ways; while moving, exploring outdoors, in groups, on the carpet or walking around the school!

What will my child do in Year 1?

Your child will have left the EYFS behind in reception, although some goals may be carried on with them as they move into Year 1. This will be their first year of the National Curriculum and children will be assessed at the end of the year to see if they have reached the expected standard. All children are supported in order to achieve this and are given extra support and guidance if needed.
In June your child will do a Phonics screening test, which helps your child’s teacher identify if your child is secure in sounding out and blending graphemes. It also detects if they can read phonically decodable words.
  1.  Phonics
  2. Topics and stories
  3. Maths Skils
  4. Beyond Literacy and numeracy
    • Experiments in science and DT
    • History and Geography
    • PE
    • Art

Social Skills and empathy as well as independence.

Parents should read to their children every day and support them in doing homework but keep it light and fun reacting and understanding if they are tired.

Let’s build something great together.