About Year 1

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Year One is an exciting time when children start to learn subjects through motivating cross curricular themes. Children make the transition from Early Years  to Key Stage One. They follow the Y1 programmes of study from the Primary Curriculum published September 2014. They take part in a high quality phonics lesson each day for 20 minutes; we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.  Children nationally take the Year 1 phonics assessment in June each year and results are reported to parents in their child’s Annual Report. The phonics test is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.  Children who do not achieve the standard score are able to retake the check in Year 2. Tests are administered internally by teachers.