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 ?
Mr Torjussen (Class Teacher)
Miss Francis & Mrs Clarke (Class Teachers)
Important Things to Know
Our P.E. lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. Children need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kits, therefore they do not need to keep a P.E. kit in school. As a reminder, this is grey tracksuit bottoms (with their red shorts underneath if they wish), white P.E. t-shirt, grey jumper or school jumper with their trainers. Please avoid sending your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
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.
We use the Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme to teach phonics and reading in Year One. The reading books the children bring home are carefully matched to their phonic knowledge based on what is being taught and teacher assessment of their reading.
Once children are ready to move on from phonetically decodable books they will start on the school book bands scheme from turquoise level.
Reading is assessed against the National Curriculum statements for Year One.
Reading diaries should be in school each day to record any reading we do in school.
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.