Welcome to Year 1! Throughout the year, we will blast off into the solar system with our two exciting space books ‘Beegu’ and ‘The Man on the Moon’. Through these books, we will be creating imaginative stories and will be learning about the importance of friendship. The Year 1 Science curriculum will further help us explore plants and the world around us. We have the opportunity to grow our own flowers and plant vegetables with inspiration from the book ‘The Secret Sky Garden’.
In the Autumn term, the children in Year 1 learn about different types of animals. In order to provide the children with a greater understanding of this topic, they have the opportunity to handle animals, from reptiles to mammals, through our Bedfont Lake visit. Following on from this, we host a nature day whereby the children immerse themselves in creating hedgehog houses, designing insect homes and identifying plants and flowers around Echelford.
Following on from this, in the Summer term we have the opportunity to expand our Science knowledge through an exciting trip to The Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell. Children will get to investigate and explore the science zones as they visit the different parts of the centre. We also take part in a range of fun-filled interactive Science shows.
Throughout Years 1-6 the learning is focused on mastering the end of year objectives set out in the 2014 National Curriculum. In Years 1 & 2 the children follow the Key Stage 1 programmes of study as outlined in the National Curriculum and in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 they follow the Key Stage 2 programmes. The National Curriculum for both key stages consists of the core subjects: Mathematics, English, Science and Computing; and the foundation subjects; History, Geography, Design & Technology, Art and Design, Music, and P.E. The Surrey Agreed Syllabus is used for the teaching of Religious Studies (R.S).
Children are taught in mixed ability classes throughout the school. They progress through the classes according to age except in very exceptional instances where the individual needs of the child make an alternative programme necessary.