Welcome to Year 1
Miss Waller - KS1 Lead & Latona Class Teacher
Miss Smith - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Alexander - Apollo Class Teacher
Mrs Mahony - Teaching Assistant
Miss Yee - Luna Class Teacher
Mr Kane - Postgraduate Trainee Teacher- Year 1 & 2
Welcome to Year One
Year One at Fairfields is designed to build on your child’s developing skills of independence and curiosity, which will have been nurtured during their journey from Nursery and reception. We strongly believe in the value of learning through play at all ages and this is reflected in how we design our curriculum in Key Stage One.
During this year, the children will have daily sessions of English, Maths, phonics and ‘Book Talk.’ They will also have sessions in the day which focus on our ‘Imaginative Learning Projects.’ This is a themed based approach to the curriculum and will teach the children the skills and knowledge from the national curriculum for foundation subjects. This includes history, geography, science, art and design and technology. The children will continue to experience opportunities to learn through play every day through our continuous provision. The teachers carefully plan these invitations to play, which allow the children to apply and practise the skills they have been taught in direct teaching time. Through this approach we create independent, curious, collaborative and resilient learners, with a real love to learn! In addition to this the children are taught high quality PE by our own sports coach and music by Milton Keynes Music Service. We also have weekly sessions of Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
We have an open door policy and strongly believe in the value in working in partnership with you. If you have any concerns or queries, please speak to your child’s teacher in the first instance.