Year 1 Curriculum

This term our topic is Up, Up and Away. All our cross-curricular work will focus on journeys within the UK and further afield. We will be exploring the capital city of London through our Geography and Literacy topics. Another of our key inspirations for this term is Amy Johnson who was the first woman to fly from England to Australia.

It is important to encourage your child to read at home at least 3 times per week to receive their regular reader stamp. Remember that reading any book is fantastic, not just your (green) reading or (red) library book. This needs to be noted in their reading records.

Homework will continue to be given out weekly on a Friday to be brought back the following week. The homework will be linked to spellings, basic skills, phonics and activities to help complement their learning within the classroom. We will continue practising Year 1 spellings based on our phonic sounds that we are focusing on that week. 8 words will be sent home with the homework for the children to practise.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Y1 Teachers

Further information:

Parents say that the school is ‘fantastic’ and that staff ‘greet the children come hail, rain or shine’ every morning as they arrive.

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There are
opportunities for pupils to attend different clubs and raise funds for charities

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Leaders are passionate about preparing pupils to be good citizens for the world beyond Wheeler Primary School

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The pastoral team works well together to ensure that pupils are safe.

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The leader’s vision for the school is demonstrated in the way pupils behave

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The school has made recent changes to the teaching
of phonics to help pupils get off to the best start with their reading.

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Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

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Leaders have designed and implemented an ambitious and well-planned curriculum.

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Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

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Pupils take books home which contain the sounds that they are learning in class. This gives them plenty of practice.

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Leaders and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

Children's comments

The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

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Pupils are excited about adding experiences to their ‘Bag for Life’.

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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The support that leaders provide for families is a strength of the school.

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Pupils report that bullying is rare, but if it happens, staff will sort it out quickly and fairly.

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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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They want pupils to ‘Be Respectful, Responsible and Resilient in Learning and Life’

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The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

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Leaders give pupils the opportunity to complete well-planned and exciting
activities, such as performing in front of an audience, in order to create a ‘bag’ full of life experiences as they progress through the school. .

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Pupils in key stage 2 talk confidently about a wide range of authors and texts they have read.

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