for 5-6 year olds
In Hub One, time is spent encouraging good habits of classroom life and work, fostering a sense of respect for others, reverence for nature and learning to connect with and care for the environment.
Writing is introduced using pictures, rhymes and stories, and practiced with form drawing and movement. Reading begins with the children's own written work and familiar songs and poems. Listening and speaking skills are also practised, with nature stories and fairytales from around the world. Number work is begun, again with pictures, rhymes and stories, and the four processes are introduced. A start is made on learning times tables by heart.
About Hub One
Hub One learn in a secure, caring and structured environment where they will develop memory, reverence, learning, focus of attention, and the listening to, and enjoyment of the outside world.
All learning will engage the feeling of the child so that they will create a strong and personal identification with the subject matter.
The children will learn to memorise these with lots of practice involving movement, verses, drawing and writing. During the first year the children will acquire the good habits of hub life and work which will form the basis of their subsequent learning.
A strong focus on the natural world will be incorporated across the learning as much as possible.
The morning lesson will involve plenty of rhythm, movement, speech, and singing through circle time moving onto the new learning for the day which the children will put into books which they can be proud of looking back through as they learn their new skills.
The children will learn at their own pace with no pressure and there will be a strong focus on recognising the children as individuals as well as encouragement to care for and respect each other..
School study support-Literacy
The children will learn to write starting off with form drawing and moving onto creating letters through imagination, feeling and movement so that the children can internalise it. The alphabet will be introduced through stories and fairy tales keeping a sense of wonder and imagination at the forefront of their learning. The children will learn to recognise sounds, shapes and names of all vowels and consonants in capital letters and most of the lower case letters. They will learn the alphabetical order of letters, to distinguish vowels from consonants, copy sentences accurately, spell a very few familiar words and read and understand what they have written in their books.
School study support-Numeracy
Numbers will be introduced through counting, rhythm, rhyme, imagery and plenty of movement so that the children can really understand the sense of number on a feeling level. The children will learn about the sequencing of numbers. The four processes will gradually be introduced through stories and practical activities. By the end of the year, children will have working knowledge of four processes and their symbols both verbally and written, appreciate number qualities 1-12, understand Roman numerals 1- X and Arabic numerals 1-100, count from 1-100, know number bonds to 10, understand the difference between odd and even numbers and have knowledge of some of the multiplication tables.