In Year 1, our lessons incorporate a combination of whole class teaching, small group work; with Kagan structures at the core of our teaching and learning. Within our classrooms there are 6 areas of learning; these include Role Play, Writing, Reading, Creative, Construction and Numeracy. In each area there are activities for the children to complete, to consolidate prior learning. These become more structured as the year progresses. The rationale behind this approach is to empower children to develop the skills they need to become independent life long learners.
The Learning Environment makes an active contribution to children’s independent learning. Interactive displays, high frequency words, technical and ambitious vocabulary, text features, book corners and easily accessible resources all contribute towards pupil progress.