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Welcome to Year 1 - Nightingales Class!

Teacher: Miss Richman

Teaching Assistant: Ms Burgess

As the children leave the EYFS classroom behind and move into the Year 1 space, they take with them their many life lessons and experiences. In Year 1 we support the children to continue consolidating their valuable foundations of learning and begin building upon these as they start learning the statutory National Curriculum.  

To ensure a smooth transition between classes, the children will continue to learn through play as they develop and secure their personal, social and emotional understanding along with their independence skills, and gradually throughout the year their days will become a little more structured. 

The way we deliver the curriculum in Year 1 aims to allow the children to continue learning in a variety of ways; while moving, exploring outdoors, in groups, on the carpet, and moving around their learning environment; capturing children who favour each different learning style and allowing all children to flourish as they strive to achieve their full potential.  

As we journey together, we aim to build on our Growth Mindset skills and positive attitude towards our learning. We do this through the skills of the 8 learning puppets. Each puppet demonstrated a characteristic of effective learning – Christopher the Caterpillar who is good at concentrating, Tabitha and Theodore the Tortoises who are good at co-operation, Hugh the Hedgehog who has a go at new things, Isaac the Spider who uses his imagination,  Ivan the Insect who keeps on improving, Dominic Duck who doesn’t give up, Christian Camel who is curious, and Edward the Elephant who enjoys his learning. 


We document the children's learning using the Tapestry Online Learning Journal website (and app) https://tapestryjournal.com/ .

The guidance documents to help you with any queries you may have about using the app can be found in the Useful Information section below.

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