Welcome to Year One
We are two form entry so have two classes in this year group. The Year One staff team are: Charlotte Brazier, Lisa Miller, Marleigh Muir.
Our classes are named after famous authors. Our classes are: Y1CB/LM = Donaldson Class and Y1MM = Jeffers Class
To support children’s transition from Reception, we continue to have elements of continuous provision in Year 1. This means that the children will be able to independently access resources, learning challenges and different areas of the environments, as well as having focused group work and adult directed taught sessions.
We are going to be studying and exploring six exciting topics this academic year. Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum. These are:
|Autumn 1 (History)||Autumn 2 (Geography)||Spring 1 (Geography)||Spring 2 (Science)||Summer 1 (History)||Summer 2 (Science)|
|Moon Zoom||Bright Lights, Big City||African Safari||Enchanted Woodlands||School Days||Paws, Claws and Whiskers|
We use a range of rewards throughout Year One from; Dojo points, which are given to children who display our school values, Star of Week certificates, which are presented in our Celebration Assemblies, and presentation points. We use ClassDojo and Schoolcomms to communicate with parents.
In Year One, the children will take a Phonics Screening assessment in June. The children will complete a reading test to show how they blend phonemes together to create real and nonsense words. A parent information evening meeting will be held to provide more information about this. We follow 'Little Wandle LETTERS & SOUNDS REVISED' to develop phonics, reading and writing skills. More information about our scheme and phonics can be viewed in the following links:
- Little Wandle Letters & Sounds
- Year 1 Phonics screening test information
- Department for Education - Information for parents / carers
- Oxford Owl - How to pronounce pure sounds
Our priority for Home Learning is reading. We ask that parents listen to their children read, read with them or read to them a minimum of three times a week. This must be recorded in children's reading records.
Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:
- Purple Mash
- Phonics Play
- Teach Your Monster to Read
- BBC Bitesize
- TT Rockstars
- Oxford Owl
Keeping parents informed
Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, listen to the children read, join in with the children’s experiences and possibly volunteer to go on school trips.