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Year One

Swans and Woodpeckers are the classes in Year One. There are 60 children across Year One.  


Every morning begins with the children changing their books and practising spellings.  The children are ready to begin the day at 9am.


The timetable offers the children six adult led sessions.  Learning that are part of these sessions are,


  • Guided reading in part of Reading Carousel
  • Daily Maths in small groups.
  • Daily hand writing tasks and Phonics.
  • The children are able to cook weekly.
  • They change their library book weekly.
  • We are very lucky to have a specialist music teacher that teaches the music in Year One.
  • The children have P.E twice a week.
  • Art and Science sessions weekly.


Children in Year One have assembly daily. This takes place in the morning and the children take part in singing, class assembly, collective worship and star of the week assembly.


R.E is also part of the half termly timetable and this often happens as a block for a week at the beginning or end of the half term.


The staff organise, plan and deliver the curriculum based around a theme. A theme normally lasts 6-8 weeks. We organise regular trips out linked to the theme or subject. Sometimes the trips are in the local environment and others are organised with transport.


Knights Enham Infants School is surrounded by rich, exciting and varied grounds that are used to support the pupils learning across the curriculum. 


In Year One, we use these grounds on a daily basis to build on personal and emotional skills, gross and fine motor skills and language development as well as to engage the children when teaching core and foundation subjects. This excites the children, allowing them to express and investigate their natural curiosity for the world.  


We have a programme of induction planned for children entering our school and a plan for transition within year groups. We understand transition as an important time of change for the children and we treat it as such. Consistency in learning environments throughout Foundation Stage and Key Stage One certainly makes the transition easier for our children.


A programme of transition is also planned within the school across the year groups. During the year children have the opportunity to visit other classes and work with other staff. Towards the end of the year the children visit their new classes on several occasions to become familiar with new learning environments and staff. Staff begin to form relationships with the children they will be receiving. They plan time to discuss the children, thinking about individual needs.

We believe that all our children have the right to

Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals

We work together to respect

Everyone in our community regardless of difference

We realise that we all have a responsiblity to

Make the best contribution we can