Maple Class (Year 1/2)Throughout Year 1/2 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! All of our learning is taught through Kagan cooperative structures, which means that every child is actively engaged in lessons. It also ensures that teamwork and social skills can be used to benefit each child’s progress.
We use the Optima Reading programme to make sure that this year provides children with 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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