Welcome to Year One!
In Year One we have Mrs Blackburn (1CB), Mr Capewell (1TC) and Mrs Williams (R1JW) as Teachers.
Mrs Schofield, Ms Elson, Miss Gollings and Mrs Bates support the children as Teaching Assistants.
Mrs Rayment and Mrs Howie teach the children on Thursdays.
Year One classrooms are located just inside the infant building internal entrance and accessed through entrance from the infant playground.
Our first topic this year will be ‘Celebrate good times with me!’ Within this, we will explore about ourselves and others, people in the world around us, pets, and much more! Our Literacy work will be based around a wide variety of texts, relevant to this topic, and both our fortnightly outdoor learning sessions with Mr Bean and afternoon sessions,will also be linked to this topic.
Each term the children will be set a homework project that links to the topic covered during that time. This will be set with plenty of time before the deadline and there will be a range of options to choose from. Homework projects will be shared with the class and displayed in the classroom.
Big Talk for our Proud Pieces of Writing
For Proud Pieces the children will need to do their talking homework with an adult at home before they write it at school. Talking homeworks will be sent home when relevant.
1. Think through and discuss their initial ideas for their Proud Piece of Writing.
2. Get their writing ideas clear in their heads by thinking about and discussing the order of what they will write.
Each group has spellings sent home half-termly, these spellings are tested on a Monday as dated.
There are 2 different spelling groups.
These need to be in school everyday as the children have quiet reading time each afternoon, with the opportunity to also change their reading book. We also listen to groups of children read each day and usually put letters home in their book bags so it is a good idea to check them daily too!
We are continuing our 'Parent' Reading mornings every Thursday and would like to invite parents, childminders, grandparents, aunties and uncles into school to sit and share stories and information books with their child. This is an informal session from 8.45-9.15am. We hope you can join us!
We encourage the children to leave their P.E. kits in school all half term in case there are any changes in the timetable. This half-term, children in Year 1 will be focusing on football on a Friday afternoon.
School Dinners and Snack
We encourage all children to have a water bottle in school every day so they can drink regularly. A snack of fresh fruit is available every morning break. Now, each day the children have the opportunity to buy a snack for 25p. Please bring money in in a named purse.
Year One News Items:
Please ensure PE kits, wellies and water bottles are in school all week.
Please name ALL items of clothing. A lot of jumpers/cardigans are getting misplaced - names will make it much easier to solve the whereabouts!
We are using the same reading records as last year, so please check for any comments and let us know how your child is getting on with their books. We are trying to get into a routine of changing books every day. If your child has not changed their book please let us know as they are still adapting to doing it by themselves.
Year One Letters Home:
If you have any information, queries, or just wish to share some news with your child's class teacher, we aim to be available before and after school when possible. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to contact us via our email addresses listed at the top of this page.