Welcome to Year 1
The Year 1 Team
Mrs Saunders - Class Teacher
Mrs Galloway - Class Teacher
Mrs Chappell - Class Teacher
Miss Emmerson- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tate-Teaching Assistant
Miss Knight- Teaching Assistant
OUR CURRICULUM- What will your child learn this term?
Our topic this half term is Traditional Tales.
Throughout our English work in the mornings we will be exploring such tales as The Three Little Pigs, The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel and The Gingerbread Man.The children will have the opportunity to role play and retell and use the ideas from the stories in their own writing.
Our key learning skills for this half term are focussed on Art and in particular linking Art with the Rights Respecting Article of taking care of our environment. The children will be involved in creating a Traditional Tale themed sculpture made out of recycled materials, as an installation to be located in the school grounds.
In the afternoons our 'Let's Explore' continues where children have opportunities to play and explore and lead their own learning within our Traditional Tales topic. As well as our adult directed Art focus they will be able to complete challenges in different class based areas (writing, maths, science, creative, construction and ICT) which is known as Enhanced Provision. They are also able to explore other (non topic related) ways of using these areas as well as being able to access our reading areas, Funky Fingers, small world play and role play. This is known as Continuous Provision.
Children will be grouped across the two classes for their daily phonics sessions. They will continue to follow the Read Write Inc scheme but will also be introduced to ‘alien words’ that test phonic ability when reading made up words. This is a vital learning skill in Year 1 and we will be administering the national phonics check in June next year to assess progress made in phonics.
We encourage the children to have reading experiences every day at home with you. The more time and support you can give your child with their reading, the more progress they will make in school, as reading is the foundation of all their learning! Please use the reading records to keep us informed of any reading opportunities at home, including when they read their own books.
Maths homework will be sent home in big blue books on a Friday. Please be reassured that we do not expect this to be returned until the following Friday! Homework will consist of one piece of Maths work to complete. This will match the lessons your child has had during the week. The children will also be given spellings to learn every other week, with the date that they will be tested on in their blue spelling books.
The children are provided with a piece of fruit every day at morning break. This includes; carrots, pears, apples, bananas, raisins, tomatoes and sugar snap peas. If you know that your child would prefer an alternative, then please provide them with a piece of fruit that you know they will eat as we only allow real fruit at this time of day. We are proud of our ‘Healthy School’ status!
1GS will have P.E. on Monday afternoons.
1CC will have P.E. on Thursday mornings.
Please note that our open registration morning is on WEDNESDAY. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss any issues that you want to share with us, as well as having the chance to do some morning activities with your child. Please encourage your child to come into school independently on all other days of the week.
Please can children bring water in labelled bottles for the classroom.
Please label all your child’s clothes – including shoes!
Book bags need to be brought into school every day.