Year 1

Teachers : Mrs King (1K), Miss Ijaz (1I)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs K. Forrest, 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 open so you can view learning from last year – you can see all of the previous lessons for all of the year groups. The materials found on the virtual school pages may be used by any child for additional learning if pupils are keen to extend their learning at home, or as extra support. If pupils are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness or isolation, please arrange to talk to us and we will direct you to relevant virtual learning. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Happily Ever After

The Curriculum- This topic looks at lots of different fairy tales starting with one of my favourites, Snow White. The children will hear lots of different stories and learn about the location of castles within the UK. A fabulous topic to start the year with which always engages the children.

ENGLISH

This topic is all about expressive arts with the main focus based around different well known fairy tales. This half term the children will learn how to oral story tell and link basic sentences to script their own written stories. There will be lots of drama based learning working closely with The Birmingham REP where the children will have the opportunity to act out parts of the story.

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 practicing at home. Please read at least three times per week. Your child will be able to choose a book from the library every Wednesday during their library slot.

maths

In maths this half term, we start with building the number foundations to 20. The focus is mainly around number sequences, counting forwards and backwards and starting to apply this good understanding to early addition and subtraction.

pe: Class 1K

1K will be doing PE on a Monday 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.

pe: class 1I

1I will be doing PE on Wednesday 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

Please ensure your child completes the activities below every week. Spellings are 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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