Year 1: for children aged 5-6

Welcome to Giraffe Class, taught by Mrs MacFarlane!

When children enter Year 1, the focus is for a smooth transition from Reception and therefore, there will still be a strong emphasis on learning through exploration and play. The children develop an increasing confidence with pencil control, letter formation and taking a pride in the presentation of their work.  There is a strong emphasis on the systematic learning of the phonic reading code to ensure success throughout the year.  They continue to practice their number bonds and acquire the skills of multiplication and division through counting in 2, 5 and 10. At Sissinghurst we learn through a creative curriculum “A step back in time”, “Traditional Tales” and “Carnival of the Animals”.  Our children enjoy a variety of activities provided in our outdoor play area and also within the school grounds.