Year 1

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 and Debs Innocent.

Our classes are named after famous authors. Our classes are: Y1CB/LM = Donaldson Class and Y1MM = Jeffers Class

Continuous Provision

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 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Moon Zoom Bright Lights, Big CityAfrican SafariEnchanted WoodlandsSchool Days Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Rewards

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.

Phonics

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 the Supersonic Phonic Friends scheme to develop phonics, reading and writing skills. More information about our scheme and phonics can be viewed in the following links:

 

Year 1 Phonics screening test information

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/194057/phonics_check_leaflet_2013_.pdf

https://www.supersonicphonicfriends.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&t=18s

 

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.

 

Home Learning

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. Weekly newsletters for phonics are sent in Year 1, which show you what sounds the children have been learning each week.

Each half term the children will be given Home Learning ideas to link with their topic, which will cover the whole range of our curriculum. Children can direct their own learning by choosing which activities they want to complete throughout the term.

 

Useful Links

Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:

 

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://login.mathletics.com/

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p  

www.crickweb.co.uk

TT Rockstars

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students