Year One

Year 1 learn about lots of exciting topics throughout the year, with their teachers Miss Hardaker and Ms Burrows with their TA Mrs Kyriacou.

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is an incredibly exciting year for all children, as the enter Key Stage 1 and develop their independence as learners. We really prioritise the transition into Year 1, to ensure children cope smoothly with the change from the Early Years to the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

Although learning becomes more formalised throughout the year, we also ensure that children are given the opportunities to develop their skills across the curriculum.


The Curriculum in Year 1

In order to preserve the relationships forged in Early Years and to support the transition to Year 1 our Key Stage one topics work on a two year rolling cycle, with Years 1 and 2 working together. For more information about the Year 1 curriculum, please use the following links.

The Curriculum in Year 1

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Homework in Year 1

At Kenilworth, we ask our children to complete half termly ‘home learning grids’ for their homework. This enables children to practice a wide range of skills at home and to share their learning across the curriculum.

We also fully understand the impact of regular reading on a child’s development. Therefore we ask for every child to read a minimum of five times per week.

For more information regarding our homework policy, please visit the homework page


The Phonic Screening Check

In June, the children in Year 1 will sit their Phonics Screening Test. This is a short task that tests the children’s ability to read unknown words using their phonics skills. For an introduction to phonics, below is the Year 1 Meet the Teacher powerpoint from September.  For further information about phonics, the test and how you can help please visit the phonics page.

Year 1 meet the teacher

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