back on trackMoving into Year 1

    Given the disruption caused by the pandemic to children’s learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, it is important that the Year 1 curriculum allows children the opportunity to practise and rehearse the skills and knowledge that secure firm foundations; preparing them for learning in Key stage 1 and beyond.

    The Back on Track: Moving into Year 1 package supports staff working in Year 1 to plan the delivery of an effective curriculum by applying the principles of EYFS pedagogy. This will ensure that pupils have the opportunity to get back on track through a context in which they revisit and consolidate prior learning, apply new skills being taught whilst embedding the characteristics of effective learning through child initiated learning.

    The package includes training and resources with an option for additional consultancy.


    The package includes three pre-recorded training modules that can be accessed on demand. These have been updated to reflect the changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage from September 2021.

    The training sessions will help understand how to assess the gaps in children’s holistic development to inform the teaching of skills, knowledge and curriculum content that is essential to meet the requirements of the Year 1 programme of study whilst applying the principles of the EYFS.

    The pre-recorded modules will focus on

    • capturing the essence of learning through play
    • using formative assessment principles
    • applying EYFS principles to Year 1

    Package details

    Moving into Year 1 package 1

    Training and resources £188

    Moving into Year 1 package 2

    Training, resources plus half day consultancy £520

    Next steps

    Purchase the Back on Track: Moving to Year 1 packages

    The universal catch-up premium for 2020 to 2021* can be used to access the Back on Track support packages.

    * “Schools have the flexibility to spend their [universal catch-up] funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.” DfE Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium (20/7/20)

    I feel that this is the best transition from Reception to Year 1 that I have ever seen for the children. The class teacher has been supported fantastically well by the Herts for Learning adviser and the Back on Track learning modules and materials that deliver such a well-thought-through pedagogy.

    Dominic Bedford, Headteacher, St Adrian’s Catholic Primary School, St. Albans