As the children move from Early Years to Year 1, we aim to make the transition as smooth as possible for them, building slowly to a more formal and structured school day.
In Autumn term, we start with our topic ‘Funny Bones‘ where we explore and compare the skeletons of humans and animals. We then change topics to ‘Toy Story‘, looking into different toys throughout the years and even getting the chance to make our own toys and games!
In Spring term, we take a walk down the magical path of ‘Hocus Pocus‘ looking into potions and spells! We then continue our walk ‘Down in the Deep Dark Woods‘, exploring the different habitats of animals.
The Summer term sees us heading back in time to ‘Jurassic World‘ where we look in detail at the dinosaurs, and finish off the year with the classic ‘Handa’s Surprise‘ where we compare places were people live as well as trying a variety of fruits!
Building on their fantastic phonics work in Reception, the children continue developing their reading skills, ensuring they recognise all the sounds in Read Write Inc. (See here for more information on our phonics) getting ready for the Year 1 Phonics screening that happens at the end of the year. You can best help your child with regular sharing of books and talking to them about the sounds they’ve been learning.