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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Peck and Mrs Knott

Year 1 Routines

Staffing – Mrs Peck teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning each week, and Mrs Knott teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Miss Arundel is the Class Teaching Assistant and Mrs Smith supports the class.

Reading We listen to each child read in Guided Reading Groups at least once a week.  Each day the children take their independent reading books home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in their Reading Records so that we know when reading has been completed. In line with the new curriculum, we ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and support comprehension skills. Reading books will be changed every Tuesday if books have been read twice and reading diaries completed.  To encourage reading at home, we have set a reading challenge in Year 1. We ask that every time you read with your child you sign the reading record.  Reading records are checked daily and for every signed entry your child will move up our reading ladder.  When they reach the top they are rewarded with a small prize.  

Spellings    Spellings are sent home on a Friday in the homework book and then checked on the following Thursday in a spelling test. Children will complete their spelling test in their homework book so this needs to be bought to school every Thursday.

Homework  Homework is sent home every Friday and to be returned the following Thursday.  In Year 1 we send home a practical maths exercise every week for you to complete with your child.

PE – PE is on Monday, Wednesday (only Term 1) and Thursday.  Children need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. In the colder months children can bring in a pair of dark jogging bottoms to wear.  Jewellery should not be worn for PE.  Earrings should therefore be removed for PE sessions or they will be taped over.

Topics – Our topics covered in Year 1 are:

Autumn 1/2

 The Circus is Coming to Town

Spring 1/2

Say Cheese (ICT)

Time Travellers

Summer 1/2

Our World