Year 1 and 2 is not only important being some children's first year in KS1 but also to get Year 2's children ready for the transition from infants into juniors. For Year 1's, the first 2 terms are important as a "transition" from the play-based, child initiated curriculum of Early Years to a more subject and topic based way of learning. Within the whole class, we work on developing greater independence and also how we can all work together.
We plan three different trips during the course of our year to support and inspire our children's learning. We provide them with fantastic opportunities to learn and to have fun which include trips to Hastings, Wakehurst Place and studying our local area. We also have a fabulous Medieval day to look forward to and a Mexican feast!
Topics we cover include:
Heathfield and the local environment
Medieval Castles and life
Tocuaro - a study of Mexican life
The Great Fire of London
Hastings and Seaside holidays
If you would like to find out more about what Year 1 and 2 are currently focusing on, you can download the topic map below: