Welcome to Year 1

    EVEN THE SMALLEST PERSON CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE FUTURE

    J.R.R. Tolkien
    In Year 1, our pupils learn through the use of practical, creative and enjoyable lessons that provide them with opportunities to explore the world around them. A stimulating environment ensures a love of learning is fostered and promoted through a broad cross-curricular timetable, which brings their learning to life.
    Pupils are provided with endless opportunities that allow them to develop their independence, self-esteem and confidence. Strong peer relationships, communication, language and social skills are all built through a positive classroom ethos with the promotion of Birchfield values as children work together to participate in challenging and exciting activities. In addition to continuing lessons in French, Music and PE, led by specialist staff, we provide further opportunities to develop in Lego Technology and Forest Schools to motivate our young learners.
    The natural curiosity of our Year 1 learners is encouraged through the use of varied and fun outdoor experiences which develops a love and respect for the environment and ignites their thirst for learning new skills and knowledge.