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Riddlesden St Mary

Year 1

During our time in Year One we have lots of exciting visits and visitors.

We went to Church, Cliffe Castle, The Forbidden Corner and numerous trips around our local area. We’ve also been lucky enough to have a visit from a Google Expedition Leader who came to take us on a journey around the world.

We went to the North Pole, under the sea and on safari all in the comfort of our classroom. Year one were very fortunate to have Ben from the FA come into teach PE for an entire half term. We learnt how to control and dribble footballs and even collect merits to win a trophy at the end.

Each year Key Stage One work extremely hard to produce a fairy-tale themed pantomime written and directed by the Key Stage One teachers. We always have a full house.

Creativity and exploration are at the heart of the Year One curriculum.

Creativity and exploration are at the heart of the Year One curriculum. Lessons are centred in and on the children’s interests to create fun and exciting lessons where key skills and curriculum knowledge are deeply embedded. Through the use of Talk for Writing the children gain a deeper understanding of the text through actions and repetition which allow for a wealth of writing opportunities.

In Year One the teaching of maths is rich and enjoyable where we provide the children with the knowledge, skills, concepts and processes that are appropriate to each individual and relate to the world around them. Investigations enable the children to seek, for themselves, answers to a range of real life problems.
Topic is a cross curricular approach to support children’s learning which enables Year One to go out into our local community, experiment with a variety of instruments, develop their individuality through art and learn about key events from the past.