Welcome to Year One
Class Teacher: Miss D Weston
Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Singleton
Organisation of the day
The children will come straight into class after the gate opens at 8.45. They will then sit down quietly and read a book at their tables.
9.00 Phonics & Guided Reading
Monday: Outdoor PE & Story
Tuesday: Topic & Story
Wednesday: Indoor PE & Story
Thursday: Topic & Story
Friday: Computing & Story
2.50 - 3.00 Playtime
3.25 Home time
You can download the Year One Curriculum Map at the bottom of the page.
You will be informed at the beginning of each term of the topics to be covered. It would be helpful if the children could have access to a range of information sources to support these studies. If you have any relevant books, materials or particular expertise which would enhance any of our studies and displays, we would be most grateful.
Please ensure that any objects brought into school are clearly named. We will, of course, look after anything sent in.
In school your child will be taught the skills of reading and comprehension through planned guided, shared and independent reading sessions with the teacher. The reading scheme books they bring home support the learning in school. Teachers do not hear pupils read their reading books in school on a regular basis, and therefore rely on parental support to help hear readers and change books. The books will be changed on a weekly basis, unless we have offers of support, then we can change them more regularly.
PE will be on Monday & Wednesday.
All PE kits must come into school on Monday morning and will be sent home on a Friday to be washed.
The PE kit consists of black shorts, a white t-shirt, a change of socks and plimsolls, in a drawstring PE bag.
Pupils will also need a pair of trainers and a dark blue/black tracksuit for outdoor PE for when the weather is cooler. We will be doing Games lessons outdoors on a Tuesday.
Please ensure all items are clearly named
We firmly believe that the most beneficial learning activity young children can engage in at home is reading. This is why our focus is on your child reading at home with you as a regular activity; daily reading and talking about books for about ten minutes is ideal. We ask that you record what you read in the Reading Record and return this and your child’s school reading book each day. Whilst we hope that you will share the school reading book with your child it is also valuable to read other materials you have at home or have borrowed from the library and to write details of these in the Reading Record.
There are a range of suggested activities on the class page of the VLE which you and your child can access through their log in. These activities include lists of high frequency words, useful websites to practise phonics and number bonds. These are updated half termly. Should you require any of these activities or word lists as a hard copy, please speak to your child’s teacher.
In Year 1 children will still have a piece of fruit everyday which will be given to them after morning playtime.
We encourage children to drink plenty of water throughout the day, therefore please could you provide your child with a named water bottle each day. It is really important that they can quickly access water in the classroom otherwise lesson time is wasted with children going to and from the water fountain.
Please ensure your child's uniform is named. So much upset and time wasting is had when items of clothing go astray and then cannot be returned to the owner.
Please provide your child with a suitable coat/raincoat, hat/sunhat, scarf, gloves etc. depending on the weather. We will be outside during playtimes and lesson times as often as we can. We will only remain indoors during extreme weather conditions!
Your child will need a named book bag to carry their books to and from school. Please do not put your child’s book bag, lunchbox, PE kit etc into a rucksack, as we cannot store large bags in our cloakroom. Thank you!
We are always grateful to receive any help you can offer, even if it's only 1 hour per week. We always need help with hearing readers, accompanying us on trips out, library book changing and with any expertise/experience/artefacts that you may have that will enhance our topic work!
Please come in and see me if you are able to help and we can arrange a suitable time and day to suit everyone! Thank you!