Year 1 at Meadowside aims to teach the curriculum through a range of fun, interesting, practical and written activities. We encourage the children to work together and promote the school values through all areas of our learning and play. We focus on key skills for learning including reading, phonics, kinetic letters handwriting and maths skills. Other areas of the curriculum are taught by linking learning to a half termly focus topic, for example toys or under the sea. On Friday our children take part in Fab Friday activities where they choose an activity which interests them and can develop new skills in a group of children from different classes and year groups promoting new friendships and independence.
The Year 1 teachers are Mrs Day, Mrs Chishty and Miss Johnson. We have three Teaching Assistants Mrs Brooks, Mrs Waters and Mrs Boddington. On a Wednesday we have Mrs Holyhead to teach RE and Miss Hover who teaches PE.