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: Kerry McCreadie, Marleigh Muir and Sarah Dredge.

Our classes are named after famous authors. Our classes are: Y1KM = Hendra Class and Y1MM = Jeffers Class

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:

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Rewards

We use a range of rewards throughout Year One from; Dojo points, 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 Letters and Sounds scheme to develop phonics, reading and writing skills. More information about Letters and Sounds and phonics can be viewed in the following links:

Year 1 Phonics screening test information

Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds Parent/Carer Information - Oxford Owl

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

Home Learning is given weekly and is set to enhance your child’s learning and to work on skills and knowledge they have learnt that week. Home Learning tasks cover the following areas of learning:

  • Reading
  • Project-based topic
  • Maths
  • Spellings

 

 

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/