Welcome to Year 1 and to the Infants. In Year 1 the children learn about so many exciting things, through Reading, Writing, Maths, Art, D.T., Computing, History, Geography, R.E., P.E. and Science. Topics are linked to these subjects to provide a relevant, cross-curricular approach to the children’s learning, catering for all learners.
Who Are the Teachers ?
Mrs Beight & Mrs Potts (Class Teachers)
Miss Francis & Mrs Clarke (Class Teachers)
Important Things to Know
P.E. kits are expected to always be in school. One PE session alternates half termly between Tuesday and Wednesday and the other session is on a Friday.
In the winter months P.E. lessons will be outside, so it is worthwhile having a grey tracksuit. Children who do not have their P.E. kit in school will be given one to borrow, if this is available.
Please avoid sending your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
Please also ensure if your child wears tights on a P.E. day that they have a spare pair of socks to wear for their P.E. lesson.
In line with our school homework policy, children will receive a homework passport including lots of fun activities to support their learning and personal development. Opportunities to share these will be given in class.
We will also be sending home new phonics as we teach them and lists of key words that Year One children need to read and spell by the end of the year. These words will have been taught in class and both phonics and words are to practise at home to support development.
Reading books and diaries should be in school every day.
A combination of the Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds schemes are used to teach phonics and these phonics skills are used to support the teaching of reading. Quigley Curriculum reading objectives are used to teach reading in Year One.
The School uses a wide variety of reading schemes that directly link with the National Bookband Scheme.
We expect to see three signed reads per week.
Regular reading at home really supports children’s progress but most importantly builds their confidence as a reader.
Please **** NO NUTS ****
Children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at break time and are encouraged to have a bottle of water in the classroom to keep hydrated.
Please ensure snacks are sent in a named container or bag.
If there are any questions or concerns, please drop in to see the Class Teacher, we are here to help.
Please see the long term planning to see in detail what is taught in each term.