Deputy Headteacher & Class Teacher:
Learning Support Assistants:
Welcome to Year One! It is such a privilege to be working in such a wonderful school and I cannot wait to help your child blossom and fulfil their potential. I believe in providing children with learning experiences that they will remember for years to come. I am an advocate for outdoors and where possible will embed this into their learning. We have lots of exciting opportunities on the horizon and I am confident that the children will thoroughly enjoy and gain so much from them. The fun has already begun and the children are eager and enthusiastic to learn. “The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn , the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss.
Please click on the link below to find out more information about Year 1.
10 spellings to be tested every Friday through a dictation exercise. Sentences including the weekly spellings will be read out slowly where your child will need to write only the spelling they have practised. These scores will be photocopied and sent home weekly so you can see how your child is progressing.
Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Learning to read and understand what we read is paramount and, for children and adults alike, it opens up doors to endless opportunities. Read, Write Inc is our Phonics programme that focuses on developing children’s reading, fluency and understanding. With its repetitive nature it quickly develops the children’s ability to decode unfamiliar words as well support them through any writing process. With this in mind, it is essential that the children read as much as possible at home and ensure that they bring their reading book and record into school on a daily basis. This enables us to change their books regularly and give them access to a wider range of genres whilst developing their love of reading.
Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout week. This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number.
Year 1’s PE lesson is on a Thursday and is led by Mr Seary. Children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on these days or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
On a Monday, Mrs Greaves will teach the children for the full day.
English: In our English topic this term, we will be focusing on Traditional Stories reading the text ‘Goldilocks and Just One Bear’. At the end of our topic, we will have the opportunity to make our own Traditional Story.
Maths: During maths this half-term, we will be focusing on Place Value using numbers to 100. We will learn how to count up to and back from 100 including recognising pictorial representations. After this, we will be learning about Time and Money, where we will have the opportunity to use our newly learnt knowledge during real life situation role play.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
Within Science this term, we will be following on from our previous Materials topic. We will be learning about how materials are used in everyday life. We will be completing more practical experiments and working in groups to help us learn about this topic!
In our History topic this term, we will be learning about famous people that changed history. In Particular, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We will also be comparing hospitals in the past to how they are now.
This half term, we will be focusing on Christianity. Our line of enquiry is, How might people show that they ‘belong’ to God?