Welcome everybody to the Year 1 section of the website.
KS1 Assistant Head Teacher
1WIL Miss Willetts
1WEB Mrs Webster
1M Miss Marron
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Osanloo, Miss Dywer, Mrs Clemans, Mrs Walkden, Mrs Stone, Mrs Taylor.
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 1 team.
Reading at home
Please ensure that reading books are handled with care and brought back into school everyday. During the week, adults in school will continue to listen and assess their reading and they will be given a new book to take home. Children need to read their reading books at home every night for approximately 10-15 minutes. Please can adults sign their record book each time their child reads, so that we know how much they have practised. Children also have a set of key words to practise reading at home each night. These words should be read by sight, without sounding out. Books will be changed once a week and new key words will be given out when the child is confident with their current set.
Throughout Year One, children are expected to read their books and practise their key words every night for home work. We will also set homework tasks onto Seesaw each week. Please keep checking your child's Seesaw account to ensure that homework is accessed and completed.
1M: Monday and Thursday
1Web: Monday and Wednesday
A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding.
Please ensure children bring their P.E. kit in their bag to get changed into in school.
Water bottles and snacks
Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.
Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time, but are also offered a piece of fruit from each day. Breadsticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term. Please contact the school office for further information.
In English, we will be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts such as Meesha Makes Friends. We will be starting in our new phonics groups where we will be learning to read and write. We will be beginning to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Also, we will begin to use phonics in our writing with support.
Phonics will be going ahead 4 times a week; all children have been placed into their phonics groups and will be using the Read, Write Inc. (RWI) format during these sessions.
Children will have a spelling test each week. Please ensure your child can read and spell these words. These will be uploaded to Seesaw.
This term, we will explore numbers up to 10, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes in geometry and we will learn strategies to add and subtract numbers within 10.
To help your child, please continue to practise counting to 20 and beyond. Please continue to practise correct number formation.
Please use Numbots, as this is an excellent maths app designed to make learning maths fun. You will find your child’s username and password in their reading record.
In Science, we are continuing to follow our spiral curriculum covering the three subjects Chemistry, Biology and Physics. We will be exploring plants, animals including humans and seasonal changes. This year, we are going to have a big focus on vocabulary.
Our History topic this term is 'How do children’s’ lives in the past compare to today?'.
We will be exploring how children’s lives were different in the past. We will look at children’s toys, clothes, school and houses.
Our Geography topic this half term is 'What do I notice about the weather?'.
We will be exploring the weather where we live and how it compares to other places around the world.