Getting Off to a Flying Start: New to Teaching in Year 1

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Northern Centre September 12th, 2018 9:30 am $588.60
London Centre September 13th, 2018 9:30 am $588.60

Product Description

Learning is not separated by fixed boundaries of time. In Y1 it is essential that practice offers continuity from the EYFS and that the learning experiences provided offer sufficient challenge for all children to make progress. This three-day course has been specifically designed to enable teachers new to working with this exciting year group to consider how to successfully develop quality and inspirational provision which enriches curriculum delivery.

This in-depth course will allow delegates to address the issue of balance between children’s self- initiated learning and adult-led learning. We will explore the challenges of ensuring curriculum coverage that meets the needs of all children; both indoors and outdoors. Later in the course delegates will look more closely at literacy and numeracy in Y1 and consider ways to offer meaningful activities to stimulate children’s interest and understanding.

Day One: Developing an Effective Learning Environment
During the day delegates will explore the importance of providing continuity from the EYFS and building on children’s previous learning experiences. We will consider what an inspiring and challenging learning environment involves and how to link with children’s interests to enhance and develop quality provision. At the end of the day participants will decide on a personalised gap task that is relevant to their current situation.

Day Two: Developing an Effective Framework for Planning
During the day, practitioners will explore planning for continuous provision as well as considering how to structure the day. The role of the adult will be examined in detail as well as ensuring that planning for the year 1 curriculum includes challenge and progression. Case studies of effective year 1 practice and provision will be shared.

Day Three: Developing Rich Opportunities for Literacy & Mathematics
The focus on day three will be on how to make the environment rich in literacy and maths for all children; providing inspiring and challenging opportunities for children to engage in deep level learning in order to gain master in these areas. We will also use the day to share learning from the gap tasks and draw together key messages from the course as a whole.


  • An understanding of how to create an effective and inspiring learning environment in Y1.
  • Examples of quality practice in Y1 to inform ideas and inspire confidence.
  • Practical tools to support planning for learning across the curriculum
Course type
Three Day Course
Course duration


Led by
EEx Curriculum Team
NQTs, new and inexperienced Y1 Teachers