Welcome to Year 1
Hello and welcome to Year 1!
During this academic year your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children.
Teacher: Miss Yeomans Teaching Assistant: Mr Day
Forest school Lead: Mrs Bromley PE Coach: Mr Wheeler
English - The pupils are taught as a whole class with independent and supported learning activities.
There will be a Year 1 spelling list coming home for you and your child to regularly refer to. These are spellings that the government expect your child to know by the end of Year 1. Carrying on from previous years, your child will be exploring a variety of books to enhance their learning including a phonetically decodable book and a book to read with yourself for pleasure.
Maths – We follow Busy Ant and White Rose for Mathematics using a mastery approach which involves teaching many aspects of Maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, measure and fractions. They will work formally and practically to support their learning. It is essential that your child has good knowledge of number formation and number recognition.
Reading/Homework - Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes. The reading books will be issued during the week and will need to be brought to school only on the day of return given to you. Due to COVID-19, there will be no reading record issued at the start of this academic year until it is deemed safe for books to travel inside and outside of school. Reading Buddy is still available for your child to access at home. Homework will be set online on Friday and will be checked Thursday. The homework will be set online and can be shared via the class email. As part of the homework set, there will be up to 10 spellings for the children to learn. These will be words your child is expected to know by the end of Year 1 or words relating to our English sequence. Your child will be tested on thier spellings in class. Maths homework may be set through Mathletics.
PE- It is important that the children have the correct kit in school at ALL times. Correct PE kit consists of a white polo/t- shirt, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers and a black sweatshirt. Jogging bottoms need to be part of the kit as our sessions will be outside as much as possible. All long hair has to be tied up for PE and any jewellery including earrings need to be remove prior to the lesson. Earrings can not be removed by members of staff.
Your child's PE lesson is : Thursday
Forest School- Year 1 will be attending Forest School for the first half of the Autumn term on a Friday. For forest school the children need to be provided with old clothes including a long sleeved top, long trouser bottoms/leggings and wellies/trainers. As forest school is an outdoor activity and due to indeterminate weather waterproofs will also need to be provided. At the end of the school day your child will need to be collected from the outside playground. This area will be clearly marked at the point of collection.
Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our EWO (Education Welfare Officer). It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day. Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence. Once the side school gates are locked, your child will need to report to outside of the office and will be greeted by a member of the office staff.
Snacks/Water - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a refillable water bottle. Reminder-we are a nut free school. Your child must bring in a refillable water bottle for the school day. This water bottle will brought to school and sent home each day. The bottle must contain water.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via the Gateway or through the class email- firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will be checked before and after school.
We look forward to working with you... The Year 1 Team