Welcome to 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:
Year 1 Home Learning
We have sent your child home with a plastic wallet. Your plastic wallet contains:
- Additional reading books
- An exercise book for your child to work in
- Copies of English and Maths Independent Tasks
- A number grid to 50
- A handwriting style sheet
- Year 1 Common Exception Words (CEWs) list
- Phase 5 flashcards – to be cut up
We have put together a suggested timetable of activities covering basic alphabet practice, phonics, handwriting and number work which we would normally cover during the school day. All of these activities can be completed without needing to print any work.
These are short activities you can pick up and complete anytime during the day. In Year 1 we wouldn’t expect the children to sit for 1 hour without moving about, having a break and a snack and drink.
We understand that all children learn at different rates and have different abilities. Please feel free to adjust the activities to their individual abilities. For example: If your child is finding it a challenge to write 3 sentences then write less and likewise if it’s not challenging enough write more by encouraging them to include more detail.
We have also provided a link to the Twinkl website we use in school. This link provides additional free home learning activities which may require you to print worksheets to complete the work.
These are uncertain times and we appreciate that being out of school is not ideal for all. Don’t forget to also enjoy spending quality time with your child and take the opportunity to explore life skills (gardening, baking) and have fun playing family games.
We hope to all be back in school very soon. Stay healthy and safe.
Here is some additional information to help you with your Home Learning.
You can email us with any of your questions, queries or just to let us know how you are. We miss you and hope you are well. Stay positive!