Teacher - Mrs Spencer Burton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Tudor
Our aim in Year 1 is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.
Reading in Year 1
Your child will be given a set of books and a reading diary to bring home and read each week. Please fill in the reading diary with your comments and any tricky words that your child is struggling with.
Once pupils have read 10 school books (one a night, thoroughly) they can move their race car along the reading track. Pupils are always excited when they are able to do this! The car continues to move along the reading track every 10 books that they read.
At the end of Year One in June, pupils sit a short and simple Phonics Screening Check to assess their reading ability. More information on this can be found on the video link below.
Helpful videos on how to support your child with reading at home can be found by following the link below and by clicking view resources.
I will begin setting homework after half term. Maths homework linked to what we have been learning about will be sent home every three weeks on a Friday. This homework will be interactive games found on www.mymaths.co.uk. Pupil's unique log in details can be found on the sticker in the front of their Reading Records.
I will also begin setting spellings after half term, which will go out on a Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday. You will be able to find a list of spellings to learn in the spelling books. Please practise these every day at home. Children will also practise their spellings daily in school.
Forest school will take place every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that forest school clothes are in school.
PE will take place on both Monday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child's kit is in school along with trainers.