Peter Hills Church of England School

TEAMGS - Year 1

TEAMGS is an exciting, transitional year with plenty of opportunity for purposeful learning, child-initiated projects and fun! To ease the jump from Reception to Year 1, we use ‘Negotiated Learning’ for the first part of the year. This takes the freeflow format that children will have experienced in Reception, but ensures the children take responsibility for their learning: they are able to choose from a variety of learning activities in the classroom and are encouraged to complete them to their best ability.

Through focused group work with adults, each child will do Writing and Maths tasks each day, as well as a host of other activities to support their learning across the curriculum. Throughout Year 1 we make sure that our learning is purposeful and follows an overarching theme for each term. We set high expectations to prepare them for their school life ahead, but we also have a lot of fun!

We use the Optima Reading programme to make sure that children have all the tools they need to be effective readers. Optima Reading allows children to use phonetic methods to read common words and to tackle unknown words with confidence – an essential skill for the Phonics Screening Test that children take at the end of the year. Optima also enhances the vocabulary that children use in their speech and their writing, leading to competent writers further down the school.

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