Learning Support Assistants:
Welcome to Year One!
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.
Please click on the link below to find out more information about Year 1.
Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout the week. This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number.
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.
There will no longer be a weekly ‘spelling test’ where children are just expected to learn lists of words. Research suggests that the vast majority of pupils do not benefit from these types of tests as they do not transfer their knowledge used in tests to their writing. Furthermore, such spelling tests do not promote enthusiasm or engagement with spelling. When formal spellings start in KS1, in the spring term, each week, a copy of the weekly ‘focus words’ will be sent home, so you are aware of what spelling rules/patterns children are learning that week. There is still the same expectation for your child to practise these rules as part of their weekly homework (even though there is no longer a set weekly spelling test).
Year 1’s PE lesson is on a Wednesday and is led by Mr Seary. Children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on this day 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.
English: In our English topic this term, we will be focusing on an adventure story reading the text ‘Lost and Found. At the end of our topic, we will have the opportunity to write our own adventure story based on Lost and Found.
Maths: During maths this half-term, we will be focusing on Place Value within 10. We will focus on counting to 10 forwards and backwards beginning with 0 or 1, or any given number. After this, we will be learning about addition and subtraction within 10.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
Within Science this term, our topic is animals including humans where we will be learning ‘All about Me.’ We will learn about the senses and be able to identify, name and label the basic parts of the human body.
In our Geography topic this term, we will be learning about our country! In Particular, we will be learning about the four countries on a map of The United Kingdom. We will be able to identify the main seas around The United Kingdom and identify the capital cities of each country and locate them on a map.