St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

Years 1 and 2

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 where you will meet our teacher Mrs Thomas and our Teaching Assistants Mrs Stevenson.

During the Autumn Term in Year 1, we continue with the Early Years Foundation Stage approach of integrated learning experiences. This helps to settle the children into Key Stage One. The children learn through topics which we call Learning Journey. Some children will be working independently and others will need more adult support.

By the Spring Term the class has a more formal approach to learning and teaching: pupils are asked to work on their own, in pairs and in groups. Again, we encourage independence with all activities.

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2. Our teacher is Mr Wilkinson and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Woodhead who is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Many of our subjects are linked together which makes our learning fun. Our Learning Journey/topics enable us to learn about art, design and technology, geography and history under one theme eg. Mumbai Magic. We usually link literacy, numeracy, science and computing to our topic theme as well so we can use our skills to find out about our topic and present information to other people.

Year 2 staff work very closely with Year 1 staff so that they knows exactly what we can do when we start in Year 2. They also work with Year 3 staff when we are leaving Key Stage 1 and starting Key Stage 2 to ensure we settle into our new class well.

Year 2 completes Key Stage 1 and the children are assessed to show how much they know. Children are given opportunities to practise for these assessments as part of their normal work programme and, as a result, should not find the formal experience of assessment a worry.

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