Year 1 & Year 2

In Years 1 and 2 we aim to build on the learning that has taken place in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We place an emphasis on teaching the children social, literacy and numeracy skills alongside being independent learners. Purposeful play is still valued and encouraged as a way to teach these skills. Teachers and teaching assistants continue to work with small groups and individuals to teach them the next steps in their learning as well as expecting the children to independently complete carefully designed activities that support the development of the next stage of their learning.

This is a two year cycle and children will experience all of the content whether they are in Year 1 or Year 2.

There are 4 areas of learning that are assessed at the end of Year 2. They are:-

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

The children’s progress in these areas is carefully tracked throughout Years 1 and 2.

If you have questions about the detail of the Year 1 or Year 2 Curriculum your child is experiencing please contact the school for more information either by email office@trentvale.notts.sch.uk or phone 0115 9179224.

Moving to a New Class

Children spend 3 whole days with their new teacher before the summer holidays. In September a meeting is held for parents by each class teacher to meet their child’s class teacher and to discuss the routines of their new class.

Moving to the Juniors

A variety of activities take place to ensure a smooth transition to Beeston Rylands Junior School. Children spend at 3 whole days with their new teacher before the summer holidays along with a meeting for parents. In September another meeting is held for parents by each class teacher to meet their child’s class teacher and to discuss the routines of their new class. The children are paired with an older child as a ‘buddy’ and there are regular visits to the school. The staff also meet to ensure all necessary information is transferred. As Mrs Moss is Executive Headteacher of Beeston Rylands Junior School this ensures effective transition between the two schools. Many policies and procedure have been written jointly by both schools.

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School