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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 Wilkinson.

Year 1 Routines

Staffing – Mrs Peck teaches the class Monday to Wednesday each week, and Mrs Knott teaches Wednesday to Friday. Mrs Dumpleton is the Class Teaching Assistant.

Reading We listen to each child read in Guided Reading Groups at least twice a week. Additional one to one reading takes place on a Monday. Each day the children take their independent reading book 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. When children have read the book twice, we issue the next independent reading book. 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.  In addition to the independent reading book, children can choose a library book from our classroom selection.  They are able to change the book once a week, as long as the previous book is returned.

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

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

PE – PE is on Monday and Wednesday.  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.

Topics – Our topics covered in Year 1 are:

Autumn 1/2

Time Travellers (History)

Autumn 1/2

Say Cheese (ICT)

Spring 1

The Circus is coming to town

Spring 2

Look and Listen (Science)

Summer 1

Hooray…Let’s go on holiday

Summer 2

Flowers and insects (Science)

Our visit from the local Fire Brigade when learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’ in our Time Travellers topic.

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We made model houses, baked our own bread and made delicious dips!

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We started our topic ‘Say Cheese’ with a fun fashion show, dressing up as our favourite characters from books.