Year 1

Teachers : Mrs King (1K), Miss Young (1Y)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs N. McDade, Mrs Lydiatt, Mrs A. Evans

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Mrs King (1K), Miss Young (1Y) to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Green Fingers

Year 1 have been tasked with a very important job set by Pat who looks after our allotment. She has asked the children to grow some vegetables such as raddish’s and lettuce. This request will give our science a real purpose as the children learn all about growing plants. They will also explore the living things in our local environment and will develop an understanding of how to care for the plants and animals found in our school grounds. Why not investigate with your own growing at home?

ENGLISH

Our recent visit to the farm is our main inspiration for writing this half term. We will write recounts, ask questions, create posters and letters all about what we have learnt and discovered. We will also have the opportunity to read fantastic story texts such as Farmer Duck, The Pig in the Pond and Handa’s Hen.

reading

Through the teaching of our Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme, your child will be heard reading every day. The book that we send home in their book bag will be for practising at home. Please read at least three times each week and record it in their Reading Diary to be in with a chance to win a book from the Reading Fairy. Your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot. 1K go on a Wednesday and 1Y on a Friday.

maths

In maths, we will focus on multiplication and division as well as fractions. We also move onto working with numbers up to 100. By the end of year 1, children need to be secure with counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and counting to (and over) 100. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.

pe: Class 1K

1K will be doing PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

pe: class 1Y

1Y will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

LEARNING DIARIES AND KEEPING IN TOUCH

You will be expected to record reading in your child’s diary. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use, but also key for parent and teacher communication. Please read with your child, at least 3 times per week and record this in their diary with further comments.

homework

Our homework is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities that the children can choose to do. They can choose activities depending on their interest and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid, every week to share with the class in homework time on Friday. Spellings are also sent home weekly on a Friday, ready for our Thursday spelling test the following week

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

*Listen to them read regularly.
* Practise key word spellings.
*Count to 100 forwards and backwards
*Count in 2s, 10s and 5s
*Read the Read Write Inc book.    

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

uniform and jewellery

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Year 1

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