Our PE Days in Year 1 are Monday and Wednesday. Please come in to school in your PE kit on these days
Welcome to Year 1!
We are so happy you are here and we cannot wait for a wonderful year of fun and learning with you all.
Please make sure all uniform, water bottles, fruit snack, bags and coats are labelled clearly so we can help your child to find their belongings and save you having to replace them. Unfortunately, our cloakroom area is quite small so please avoid bringing backpacks into school where possible. Please try to ensure long hair is tied up and jewellery is left at home. If you would like to send in wellies for your child to wear during outdoor learning please send them in clearly labelled.
This term our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child comes to school in their school PE kit on these days. They will need t- shirt, shorts or joggers, jumper and outdoor trainers suitable for sport that they are able to fasten independently.
All home learning will be posted on Google Classroom along with a weekly update about our learning in school. Please use this to help you talk to your child about their learning and promote a love of learning and knowledge. This term our home learning focus will be on handwriting in particular correct letter and number formation. We will send more information out about this soon. Along with handwriting, please remember to hear your child read and enjoy sharing stories together as often as possible. Numbots is an online resource to help children to build their basic number knowledge. Their login can be found in their reading record. Please encourage your child to have a go at home and talk to them about the skills but try not to tell them the answer as the game will automatically move on a level based on their answer.
Your child will bring home a RWI reading book matched to their phonics skills every Friday. Please make sure they bring this back to school to change every Friday. They will also have the opportunity to bring home a library book of their choice on a Friday. This is to help develop an interest in books and a love of reading. They may not be as confident to read their library book independently so please enjoy sharing it together.
We are starting the year getting really confident with our numbers to 10. To help your child please play fun games with them. Your child also has a NUMBOTS password in the front of their reading journals, for an app they will be able to access at home to support quick mental arithmetic strategies.
More details about our curriculum are available on the curriculum page (link at the top of the page). You can also find our weekly timetable here to give you an idea of a ‘general’ day. We will try to update the page throughout the year, so look out for photos, key dates and activities.
Thank you so much for your help and support. If you have any questions or queries please let us know. There will be a Year 1 adult on the gate each morning to answer questions or pass on important messages.
We can’t wait to go on our Year 1 learning journey together.
Mrs Ryan and Mrs Leith
This term we have been focusing on learning the alphabet, correct letter formation and practising using our sounds for independent writing of real words. We are focusing each week on a traditional tale, following the Jolly Postman’s journey.
D&T – Gingerbread Houses
In design and technology, we enjoyed building and decorating our own biscuit houses inspired by our topic book ‘The Jolly Postman’. We discussed the criteria we would need to consider and the different ingredients we could use. The children worked very hard on this task and also developed some key fine motor skills and their problem solving skills when things didn’t quite go to plan!
Computing – Programming a Beebot
In computing, we learnt how computers are programmed to complete tasks using algorithms, which are simple instructions. The children practised their programming skills using the bee bots, the bee bot app on the LearnPads and working in pairs to give their partner ‘human bee bot’ instructions using the visual cards.