Year 1

Year 1 is taught in three forms, each with an assigned Teacher and a Teaching Assistant. Children at this stage are taught the National Curriculum and more, with Mathematics and English lessons taking place each morning.

There is a focus on reading each day, with children taking reading books home each evening.  Regular trips to the School library further enhance pupils’ reading.

Regardless of their ability, children receive tailored support. During English, the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme enables every child to learn at their own speed; Mathematics, meanwhile, focuses on challenging all Hallfield children. PE, Music and French are taught by specialists to ensure the optimum learning experience.

The Pre-Prep School believes that education is a partnership between school and home. Children perform at their best when they are encouraged to reflect on their learning at home, too.  We hope, then, that parents will support these routines by regularly listening to their child read and work at home.

Our curriculum is further enhanced by educational visits to locations such as Avoncroft, Dudley Zoological Gardens and Birmingham Art Gallery. Visitors such as ‘Sir Teachalot’ and ‘Major Mustard’ visit Hallfield School to conduct workshops and shows, and children are encouraged to perform themselves.

Life in Year 1 is, in short, never dull – and always focused on your child fulfilling their potential.

The Year 1 Team at Hallfield School
The Year 1 Team at Hallfield


Daily Routine

8:30 to 8:40 – Form Time
8:40 to 9:40 – Lesson 1
9:40 to 10:00 – Morning Break
10:00 to 10:20 – Assembly
10:20 to 11:20 – Lesson 2
11:20 to 12:00 – Lesson 3
12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch and Playtime
13:00 to 13:40 – Lesson 4
13:40 to 14:20 – Lesson 5
14:20 to 14:40 – Afternoon Break
14:40 to 15:20 – Lesson 6
15:20 to 15:30 – Form Time
15:30 – Dismissal