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.
Our topics this year will be:
Autumn 1 – The Jolly Postman
Autumn 2 – Shake, Rattle & Roll
Spring 1 – The Titanic
Spring 2 – My Friend Earth
Summer 1 – Roots, Shoots & Muddy Boots
Summer 2 – Paws, Claws, Whiskers & Fur
During our Jolly Postman topic this term, we will focus our learning around some of the Traditional Tales. We will enjoy sharing the stories and building our speaking and listening skills through retelling and drama based activities. We will also focus on our early writing skills, building fine motor skills to improve our handwriting and working on simple sentence composition both verbally and in our writing. During our topic lessons, we will learn about colour mixing in art, basic maps and features of towns in geography and materials and their properties in science. We will also learn about the seasons and weather. In maths, we will focus on numbers to 10, including partitioning numbers and simple calculations.
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.
In Year 1 we would appreciate your support with developing your child’s reading and maths fluency. Please aim to hear your child read three times a week or more. RWI books will come home every Friday. Children should be reading this book multiple times in order to help build their fluency and confidence. The children will also have the opportunity to choose a library book every 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. Please make sure both the RWI book and library book are returned to school every Friday ready to be changed for the following week. We will be using the online resource ‘Numbots’ to help the children build their fluency with number skills. Each child has an individual login, which can be found in their Reading Record. We would like children to access this resource twice a week or more. Please enjoy supporting your child with this resource by talking about the skills they are practising, but try not to tell them the answer as the game will automatically move on a level based on their answer.
Please make sure your child has a named snack, water bottle and their reading book in school every day. Please also make sure that all uniform, 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 ensure they are clearly labelled. We will try to give you notice of any outdoor learning activities to allow you to bring wellies in from home each time if you would prefer.
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.
Mr Wakelin and Mrs Leith