The main aims of Form 1 are to build confidence and encourage the children to become more independent in all areas of school life.
The varied curriculum is taught mainly by the class teacher with specialist teachers for Art, Music and Drama, Sport and Languages.
Literary skills developed in Reception are built on steadily at each child’s own pace. A love of reading is fostered as we share stories and listen to the children reading out loud most days. Creative and personal writing is encouraged as well as covering more formal comprehension, grammar and spelling work.
In Numeracy concepts include place value, addition and subtraction, all of which follow on from work covered in the previous year. Children begin learning their times tables with the introduction of multiplication and division. The practical areas of Maths, shape and measure, are also covered.
Science topics include discovering where food comes from, how plants grow and electricity to name but a few.
In Humanities we learn about famous people such as Florence Nightingale and Grace Darling and examine different people’s lives in relation to our own. The Katie Morag series is a favourite read in comparing life on the Isle of Struay with our own lifestyle.
Form 1 pupils have 2 sessions of 25 minutes of P.E. per week which includes gymnastics, games and athletics according to the season.
Children are also given the opportunity to perform in small, informal concerts throughout the year and take part in a summer production performed during the celebration of our work at Prize Giving. They also take part in the annual Pre Prep Sports Day.
Everything covered in the classroom is reinforces with visits to local farms, the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh and trips to the local theatre.