Year One

Welcome to Year 1 at Unity!

In Year 1, children make the transition from a play-based learning approach in Early Years to more structured, independent learning. Children continue to have access to many of the valuable learning resources used in Reception, as we aim to make learning as hands on and practical as possible, especially during the first few months.

In Year 1, all children are encouraged to become confident and resilient learners who have a positive attitude towards their learning, even when they find it challenging. In the summer term all children in Y1 will be involved in the national phonics check. Work continues from Reception throughout Y1 in building up children’s reading skills so they can confidently decode text and develop a love of reading.