Welcome to Year 1!
Teachers: Mrs Bettison and Miss Roomes.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Archer, 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: Alternative Fridays
PE Kit : White shorts & T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls
No need for a tracksuit as we still get outside in Winter with coats on
Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED
Mrs Bettison and Miss Roomes
In Year 1 we read the story 'Stuck' by Oliver Jeffers. During the week we learnt how to use the joining word 'and' in our sentences. On Friday, we went into the woods and put our own objects in a bush! We wrote some amazing sentences using 'and', it was GREAT fun!
Each week two books will be sent home in your child's book bag for your child to read, please make comments regarding reading in each reading record. There is an extra book that is chosen from the schools library which is taken home and changed weekly.
(Please note, we only allow your child to change this book once it is returned.)
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 : All about 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- ‘Celebrations and Festivals’
We will be learning all about Bonfire Night, Diwali, Hanukah, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We will be learning about the traditions and importance of each celebration, who celebrates them and how.
We will be making lots of artefacts and having a special Thanksgiving lunch together.
In English we will be listening to the stories behind each festival and writing about them.
In Maths we will find halves and describe position, investigate number facts and bonds to 10 and look at the measurement of time, length and weight.
In Science we will be learning about each of the four seasons.
Our Art this term will be linked to different celebrations, including making Diva lamps.
You can consolidate your child’s learning by:
- Using the various resources given out at parents evening
-Regularly hearing them read
-Regularly reading to your child
- Practising Challenge chair tasks
-Counting, reading and using numbers in everyday life
-Completing homework when given and returning on time as this will be used in lessons
-Encouraging independence with personal care
We are sure your child will have a fantastic term and enjoy their learning.
In Year 1, understanding Phonics is key to every child's learning. To assist your child, we have put links to show all of the different phonic sounds that your child learns throughout the year. Also, we have put links to the high frequency and tricky words, which your child is expected to learn this year. When reading at home, please ask your child questions related to the story, here are some suggestions.
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!
31.10.17 Counting from 0 to 20 and back
13.11.17 Counting in 2's to 24 and 10's to 100
27.11.17 Letter formation a-z