Welcome to Year One!
|Year 1 2023-24|
|EYFS and Year 1 Lead||Mrs Charlotte Brazier|
|Donaldson Class||Mrs Georgia Briscoe & Mrs Lisa Miller|
|Bright Class||Miss Marleigh Muir|
|Support Staff||Mrs Sarah Dredge
Miss Paris Rummey
Miss Melissa Cunningham
To support children’s transition from Reception, we continue to have elements of independent learning challenges during the Autumn term in Year 1. This means that the children will be able to independently access resources, and will be offered a wide range of learning challenges across this curriculum. In addition to directing their own learning, children in Year 1 will have adult directed taught sessions, followed by focused group work.
As the year progresses, we move to a more formal style of learning, with whole class taught input throughout the day, to support the children in their readiness for Year 2.
Each term there will be a humanities focus, directing our History and Geography learning. Our Year 1 learning areas are:
|Autumn 1 (History)||Autumn 2 (Geography)||Spring 1 (History)||Spring 2 (Geography)||Summer 1 (History)||Summer 2 (Geography)|
|How am I making history?||What is it like here?||How have toys changed||What is the weather like in the UK?||How have explorers changed the world?||What is it like to live in Shanghai?|
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 and 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. Please record this in children's reading records.
All children also have a log in to Numbots and will be set weekly home learning focusing on number fluency and preparing children for further mathematical learning.
Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further.
Phonics and reading
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. Our half termly newsletters will be sent home and can be accessed through the school newsletter tab above.