Year 1 - Great Bear
Welcome to our class page! In Great Bear Class, you will find Miss Scruse, the class teacher, and our full time teaching assistant, Miss Nash. A smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 is extremely important in Great Bear Class, as we continue to build on the skills they have developed in Reception. In Great Bear Class, the children continue to learn through play and exciting hands on experiences as they enter their first year within the National Curriculum. Our days are slightly more structured as the children develop their independent writing and mathematics skills.Phonics is a big part of Year 1, as there is a statutory Phonics Screening Check, during the summer term. The children build on what they have learnt in Reception through fun phonics sessions and games to develop their understanding on linking letters to sounds and support their decoding skills.Great Bear Class is lively and full of fun! We provide an environment where children can continue to develop the skills acquired in Reception; and prepare them for the rest of their school journey.