Hello and welcome to Year 1!
Our teachers are Miss Benton (Assistant Head for Key Stage 1) and Mrs Writtle. Also helping us are Miss Sutton, Mrs Young and Mrs Wyke. Keep coming back to see what we are learning.
Please click on the link to see what we are learning throughout the year: Curriculum Map Year 1 2017 -2018
You can read about this term’s focus by clicking on the link: Y1 Curriculum letter Spring 1
You can read what we learnt last term: Year 1 curriculum letter Au2
You can read what we learnt last term: Y1 Autumn 1 Curriculum letter
This term our topic is the United Kingdom. We shall be exploring all of the countries within the UK, finding out where they are located on a map and the landmarks in the locations.
Your child will be sent home each week with a new home reader book. These will be changed on Thursday by their class teacher. Please remember to write in your child’s yellow home reader diary so we are able to see what they have read and how they have got on with their book. Please ensure book bags are in school every day so staff can also read home readers with your child.
Book bags can be purchased from the school office.
Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday. This should take no longer than 20 minutes.
It is expected that children are reading at home for 15 minutes, at least 3 times per week.
Spellings will be given out each Tuesday and are part of your child’s homework. Please make sure your child is practicing their spellings at home. We will have a spelling quiz each Monday.
Year 1 will have PE on Monday mornings with Miss Wilkinson. A named, indoor and outdoor PE kid needs to be in school every day. Please ensure earrings are removed for PE days.
Phonics alien words and real words link: Up to the End of Phase 5 Real and Nonsense Words Click on the link for words you can practise at home with your child.
If you click on the link you will be able to see the words that Y1 children are being asked to read and spell. Year-1-Common-Exception-Words
Phonics: Phonics is a way of helping teach your child to learn to read. They do this by sounding out letters, or groups of letters and then using these to help to build together (or blend) the letters together. Children work their way through six phases from Phase 1 to Phase 6. Do ask us which phase your child is currently working at. Underneath are some helpful leaflets so you can find out even more.