It will be a key priority in Year 1 to ensure all pupils make a seamless transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. Students will follow the National Curriculum but many principles of Foundation Stage practice will continue to underpin the delivery of the curriculum. Students in Year 1 will quickly begin to record more of their work in a written format and will have books for some aspects. However, the ability for pupils to verbalise and articulate their learning, thought and ideas clearly will remain a high priority. All pupils in Year 1 will have access to an outdoor classroom as part of their daily learning.
There may be occasions when you need to speak with your child’s class teacher. For a brief informal query, the class teacher will be available at the end of the day once all the children have been dismissed. To arrange a formal appointment to meet with your child’s teacher please contact the school office. Staff members will always be available in the morning to pass on a message to your child’s teacher but it will not be possible to meet with teachers at this time of day.
To report an absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, please contact the school office on each day of the absence. Alternatively, you can email Mrs Curry at CathyCurry@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk each day. Please include details of your child's name, class and the reason for absence in your message.
LEARNING / CURRICULUM
In Year 1 pupils will work within Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum on the following aspects:
- Spoken language
- Reading (word reading, comprehension)
- Writing (transcription, handwriting, composition, vocabulary, grammar & punctuation)
- Number (number & place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, fractions)
- Geometry (properties of shapes, position & direction)
- Working scientifically
- Animals, including humans
- Everyday materials
- Seasonal changes
Design & Technology
Art & Design
Students will also be encouraged to develop their knowledge in learning Spanish vocabulary.
In June of Year 1 all pupils will complete a statutory Phonic Check.