First & Second Grade

The Early Elementary School years are among the most important; they lay the foundation for our children's learning.

At Winchester School we follow the Core Knowledge Curriculum to prepare our students. - This approach focuses on a sound core of knowledge in all our six subject areas and ensures that students are ready to move on to the higher grades with solid foundations in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music and art.

Reading comprehension is one of the primary focuses on which we work on, as it is central to support the development of learning and understanding in all other areas. Writing, number sense, creativity,  social and physical development are sustained in a progressive manner, making sure that our students progress is coherent, cumulative, and content specific.

Our families are involved in their children's learning.
Teachers, students, and families, work together building a personal relationship which supports and complements the children's learning. Shared experiences, direct participation in school activities, easy access to teachers and the school, all favor the creation of a strong and complementary learning envrionment where all involved win.

Our First Graders move on to Second Grade - and beyond! - with solid foundations and ready to embrace greater challenges ahead.