The children begin the year in an Early Years style with continued access to continuous provision coupled with adult led carpet sessions and small group work. This is built up over the Autumn term so the children are independent and ready for the more formal approach. The children’s enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge in built upon this year. At the end of Year One all children will take part in the phonics screening.
'Play gives children a chance to practice what they’re learning.'
During their time in Year Two the children become more independent, learning not only new skills but also a range of strategies to tackle any new learning that comes their way. Children’s independence is built upon allowing the children to foster many different styles, so they can present their learning in a way that best suits them. At the end of Year Two the children will be formally assessed by their teacher and take part in the Key Stage One SATs.
'The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.' Paul Halmos