Over the course of the year, the curriculum for Year 1 is covered through three main topics, one per term. These will include All about Me, Pirates, Space and Dinosaurs. The majority of work during their time in Year 1 is explored through cross-curricular projects and a range of open ended activities intended to engage, stimulate and challenge all children.
Show and Tell is a time during the week when the children have the opportunity to either bring something special from home to show or to share some news with the rest of the class. The children really enjoy this opportunity and it helps them to organise information, builds their confidence and improves their listening skills. Show and Tell takes place every Wednesday and the children are encouraged to think of at least two things that they would like to tell the rest of the class about what they have bought in.
This year classes in Year 1 and 2 will be joining together to enjoy a PE games session every Tuesday afternoon. The children will have the opportunity to learn new skills and the rules of each game. The children will be doing sessions in sports such as rounders, netball, hockey, football and tag rugby. On a Friday the children will have the opportunity to do gymnastics and dance in the Victory Hall.
The annual KS1 Christmas Nativity will give the children in Year 1 their second opportunity to take part in a performance involving lots of singing, dancing and drama. It is an exciting and busy part of the Autumn term and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.
In the course of the year there will be an RE week which will help the children explore the idea of belonging. Through listening to a number of visitors from different faiths they will have the opportunity to learn about how different people belong to different religions. They will also have the opportunity to visit the Anglican church in Broadclyst and meet with Reverend Partridge to learn about his role in the community.
Throughout the year the children will have the opportunity to participate in a number of after school activities which range from library club to football club. The clubs are run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm- 4.45pm. During this time the Academy Cafe will be open with a selection of hot drinks and refreshments.