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Winning House Team

Year 1

Meet the Year 1 Team
Class Teachers: Mrs Sarah Smith (Mondays–Thursdays), Mrs Caron Derbyshire (Fridays)
TA: Mrs Silson
Spanish: Mrs Robertshaw
PE: Mrs Jackson
RE: Mrs Cussans
Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is an exciting year for the children full of fun and learning. Our aim 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 continues 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.

The children have weekly PE lessons, on Wednesdays and Fridays. PE kits can be left on your child’s peg throughout the week and taken home at weekends to wash. We follow the Year 1 PE curriculum so your child can develop and deepen a range of physical skills. 

Your child will need to have appropriate PE kit for these sessions: 
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps

Homework comes home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This includes spellings and maths games linked to our learning at school that week.
Every child also has a reading book. We expect the children to read daily (or as close to this as possible) with someone at home. We help children to select their own books and encourage them to read a range of fiction and non-fiction throughout the year. 

Please comment on/sign your child’s reading record to show that the book has been read. 
Homework should be fun and take no more than 15 to 20 minutes per night – 'little and often' is a phrase we like to use!

Year Overview
Autumn 1: Circus
Autumn 2: Fire Fire (The Fire of London)
Spring 1: Once Upon a Time… (stories from different settings)
Spring 2: The Animal Kingdom
Summer 1: How does your Garden Grow (Plants)
Summer 2: Materials

Useful Websites

Oxford Owl is a free website built to support you with your child’s learning. You’ll find age specific reading and maths tips and activities, eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s learning to life. You will also find support and advice on a range of questions you may have – including helping your child with their phonics, motivating boys to read and ensuring your child is doing their best in maths.

This website provides information about the national Bookstart scheme and the Bookstart packs that your child will receive as a baby, a toddler and at age three to four. It also gives information about sharing books with your child. You can find out about Bookstart events in your area, which you can attend with your child.

Here you will find lots of information for parents about phonics including: what exactly phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. You will also find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home.

Teach Your Monster To Read

Here you will find games to support phonics knowledge and reading.  The children can play this on both a computer and tablet.

Passing the Shine