Having benefitted from the strong foundations of our Early Years provision, children move in to Year 1 as confident individuals.
Developing a deep love of learning
We feel strongly that these next years, in a child’s education, are the most important to enable a child to develop a deep love of learning. Children are nurtured as they are taught in form groups, of approximately 20 children, supported by our committed teachers and Nursery Nurses. Pupils enjoy lessons with specialist subject teachers in Music, swimming, French and PE/games. In Year 2, for talented swimmers, the first Crosfields Swimming Squad is formed, children play in their first sports fixture against another school and children in both year groups are invited to join a choir.
As children move through the school, at their own pace, their curiosity is encouraged and kindness, manners and good behavior promoted. Children are encouraged to work and play together, developing their tolerance and understanding of others. During the school day, pupils are kept busy with a variety of activities alongside regular lessons in handwriting, phonics, numeracy and reading.
We are so proud of our children and delight in watching them develop throughout their time with us. We work hard to ensure a seamless transition into Year 3, but our children are always welcome back to say hello!
There is a great breadth of opportunity offered to children in Year 1 and 2, with a number of ways in which they can explore the world around them outside of the curriculum. Children spend time outside exploring our vast grounds and taking part in Forest Schools sessions, they celebrate significant events and are involved in whole school activities, such as World Book Day, and fundraising days. In addition, pupils benefit from day trips and, in Year 2, have the opportunity to spend a night away from home to gain confidence and grow their independence further.
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Benefits of Year 1 and 2
- Specialist teaching in music, games, French and swimming
- Extended day, with supervised activity until 5.50pm, as well as Breakfast Club from 7.30am
- A residential trip, included in fees, for Year 2. Plus day trips for Years 1 and 2
- Forest Schools outdoor learning sessions
- Outstanding pastoral support in a nurturing environment
- Small class sizes where children are treated as individuals