Year 1 2020 - 2021
In Year 1 we want our classroom to be a safe, fun and an encouraging learning environment. Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and their parents. The Year One team are here to make this transition easier and smoother for everyone by supporting the children (and their parents!) in their next learning step.
This page and our gallery is updated regularly so please keep checking for updates. Please use the above tabs to find out what your child will be learning in maths, phonics reading and writing as well as links to some educational games to play at home. Our topic for this half term will be 'Toys'. We will be learning about plants in science. In topic, we will be learning about the history of toys.
Contacting Class Teachers
The Year 1 class teachers are Miss Jones (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Bailey (Friday).
Please remember that emails will be read no later than 6pm and responded to as soon as possible.
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Monday. Please remember to wear you PE kit as you will be having PE with Mr Reddy on Monday 19th April.
Thank you for donating yogurt pots, CDs and a scooter for our quadrant of the Sensory Garden. They were all fantastic! We really appreciate your support. We are looking forward to working on our area of the garden during the term. Keep your eye our for developments!
The Summer Reading Challenge 2021
The new theme has been announced – ‘Wild World Heroes’! The libraries have teamed up with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!
If you would like to read more about the Summer Reading Challenge, click this link:
Year 1 Timetable
Here is our timetable for Year 1.
As a school we have signed up to Bug Club which is an online resource to support reading. Login information has been sent out this week. Each child can log in to the Bug Club website and can access two books matched to their current bookband. There are also questions and mini tasks for the children to complete. These are represented by the yellow bug icon. Please complete all questions before closing the book as this will ensure your child receives a new book for next time.
It is likely that we will continue to use Bug Club when we return to school so if you could familiarise yourself with Bug Club that would be great.
I have made a short video to watch if you need further support. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the video. If you need any further support, please email me.
Supporting Children's Mental Health
For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 children (and adults) are encouraged to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
Here are some activities that everyone can enjoy this week and beyond.
Life Skills at home
Life skills are still really important, even when we return to school. Doing these at home can enhance your child’s life experiences and some even develop their fine/gross motor skills which supports handwriting. Using cutlery is a particular one we would encourage parents to continue to work on with their children at home.
Here are some daily ideas to keep us all active during the month of May.
We want to try and access our outdoor spaces as much as possible and it s still chilly so please can children have a warm coat with them every day. In accordance to current guidelines, all windows and doors, including external doors, need to remain open at all times to allow sufficient ventilation. Children may wish to wear a top underneath their uniform or bring in an additional zip up top to wear in the classroom if they feel cold.
Your child will have come home with a letter about an interactive maths game called Numbots. Numbots is an online game and free App, which improves recall and understanding of number facts and addition and subtraction facts. It can be accessed on a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Each child has their own unique login username and password so that they can play at home as well as in school. We have talked about the importance of not sharing usernames and passwords.
It is lovely to see that some of you are already playing at home. Playing Numbots little and often can significantly improve your child's mathematical fluency, confidence and understanding, taking them from counting to calculating.
Rail Safety - Thomas the Tank Engine
Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help children understand how to keep safe around the railway. This is the first time a Thomas and Friends™ book has covered a rail safety theme. If you follow this link, you can download a FREE eBook to share with children at home. You can either download via the Apple Store if using an Apple device or if not, they have a PDF ebook available.
We will also be reading the story in class.
Please could we remind parents and carers that snack money needs to be handed in on Mondays in a paper envelope (no plastic please), clearly marked with your child's name, snack choice and the days required. We are unable to handle loose change at the moment.
Reading books will be collected on a Friday and changed on the following Monday to allow for quarantine over the weekend. A new book will be sent home if it has been read at home at least 3 times. Re-reading texts will really support children's fluency, accuracy and confidence so reading everyday would be even better! Even five minutes a day makes a huge difference.
PE will be on MONDAYS with Mr Reddy and his sports coaches, Andy and Pat and on FRIDAYS with Mr Bell, our gymnastics coach. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. Hair must be tied back and all jewellery removed for PE lessons.
How to support your child in Year 1 video
Hopefully you have been able to access the 'How to support your child in Year One' video. I hope that you found it useful and informative. Please find the accompanying slides from my presentation here.
Who will be teaching me?
Miss Jones will teach the class on Monday morning, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Mr Reddy's and his sports coaches, Pat and Andy, will cover Miss Jones's preparation, planning and assessment (PPA) time and teach the class on Monday afternoons.
Mrs Bailey will teach the class on Fridays.
Mr Bell will cover Mrs Bailey's PPA time and take the class for their gymnastics lesson on a Friday morning.
Bug Club Quick Start Guide for Parents and Carers
Files to Download
Year 1: News items
Active March, by Miss Jones
Children's Mental Health Week (1st - 7th February), by Miss Jones
Year 1 Christmas Video: MONDAY 7th DEC, by Miss Jones
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