Welcome to Year 1!
Teachers: Mrs Bettison and Miss Bowden.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Richards, Mrs Evans and Mrs Anderson.
PPA Teachers: Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Cowin.
Welcome to our Year 1 page. You will find all of the things you should need to know for the remainder of the school year.
Please feel free to contact the Year 1 team if you have something you wish to ask or would like to discuss. We have an open door policy and will see you as soon as possible. Please ask at the office if you would like to see us in person or would like to pass on a message.
Please see some general information below that will help your child in Year 1.
All children require a book bag to store and transport reading books, spelling books and letters.
A clear, labelled medium-sized water bottle with a sports-flip lid.
(To stop any spillage, please do not carry water bottles inside book bags)
Fruit & Snack:
All children in Year 1 will be provided with one piece of fruit per day from the school.
Please feel free to give children an additional healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning snack.
Indoor PE : Alternative Fridays
Outdoor Games: Fridays
PE Kit : White shorts & T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls
Tracksuit (any colour) as we will go outside in cold weather.
Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED
Throughout the school year, Year 1 will be covering a variety of topics, please see below each topic and when they will be covered.
Autumn Term 1 : Marvellous Me!
Autumn Term 2 : Celebrations and Festivals!
Spring Term 1 : Robots!
Spring Term 2 : Whatever the Weather!
Summer Term 1 : Amazing Animals!
Summer Term 2 : Happy Holidays!
Our topic this term is Robots.
Welcome back Year one, we hope you had a wonderful break and are ready for another active term filled with exciting learning.
In English we will be listening to some lovely robot stories which will inspire us to us write our own.
In Maths we will be looking at 3D shape, addition and subtraction facts within 20 and place value.
In Science we will be learning about different materials thinking about their properties and uses.
In History we will be learning about inventors and their inventions. We will focus particularly on the aeroplane and the television.
In Design and Technology we will be making our own recycling plant using a shoe box. We therefore kindly ask that your child brings a shoe or similar box to school by Monday 14th January (it does not need a lid)
In RE we will be learning about Christian baptism/Christening.
In PHSE we will be thinking about our strengths and abilities.
Year one home learning for due in Tuesday 8th January:
Our topic in Science this term is Materials
On the attached piece of card, your child has been asked to make a 3D collage of their face/head using as many different “junk” materials as possible. How inventive can they be? In previous years we had a golf tee nose, wood shavings for hair and corks for eye brows!
Thank you for your support and have fun!
Each week two or three books will be sent home in your child's book bag for your child to read.
Please make comments regarding their reading in the reading record book. We will only change your child's books if we can see that they have been read at home, a signiature is required. Your child will also have chosen a book from the school's library for you to share together. A new library book can be chosen each week (if the previous one has been returned),
In Year 1, understanding Phonics is key to every child's learning. To assist your child, we have added links to show the different phonic sounds that your child learns throughout the year.
We have also added links to the high frequency and tricky words which your child is expected to learn this year.
Your child will also have spellings to learn each week, please encourage the correct letter formation.
Key performance indicators:
The children will be tested fortnightly on the challenge chair, Good luck and have fun!
The next challenge will be counting in 5s, starting at 0 and counting up to 100.
Please support your child with regular practise at home.
When your child feels confident, they can sit the challenge from Monday 28th January.
The new challenge will be writing letters by their alphabet name rather than their phonic sound. Please support your child with regular practise at home.
When your child feels confident, they can sit the challenge from Monday 4th February.