Year 1

An Inclusive School

It's an all inclusive, welcoming school. I've got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Mrs Abbas

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Mrs Abbas

Parent

It’s an all inclusive, welcoming school. I’ve got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Positive Impact

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

An Outstanding Nursery

Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.
2017-02-25T16:09:04+00:00
Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.

Happy and well-ordered

Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.
2017-02-25T16:11:55+00:00
Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.

Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong.

Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.
2017-02-25T19:08:51+00:00
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.

Minet Infant School is genuinely a warm, friendly education environment.

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet - you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

Mr Eldaw

2017-03-25T18:13:27+00:00

Mr Eldaw

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet – you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

The transition from Early Years  to Key Stage One is a smooth and well organised process, so when children begin Year 1 their teachers know exactly how to challenge and develop their learning. Reading, Writing and Mathematics form the main focus of the curriculum and we have daily focussed lessons.

Our maths always starts with a practical activity, moving onto pictorial and then finally recording in individual maths books. The outdoor areas of year one are particularly utilised for numeracy concepts. There is a challenge for every day, either an investigation or word problem in a real life context.

A cross-curricular approach

Through our range of exciting topics such as; Where does our Queen live? and What makes me unique? , the children study a variety of curriculum areas including; Science, Art, Design and Technology, RE, Music, History, Geography and ICT in a way that is challenging and motivating. Children also have daily Phonics lessons and P.E. lessons twice a week.

We teach PSHE through circle time and also contextually, responding to questions from children and world events.

Our PE is taught through outdoor lessons focussed on team games and ball skills such as throwing and catching. We also teach the children how to use their feet effectively in year one to improve balance and agility.  Indoor PE focusses on gymnastics, dance and continues to develop the co-operation of team games.

See our montage of KS1 Sports Day 2017 here.

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