Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Class Page.

Welcome back to school Year 1. This page will give you the core information for the year.

School day:

Start time: 8:50

Finish Time: 3:20

Weekly Routines

P.E

We have P.E every Tuesday and Wednesday . We have access to both the hall and the MUGA for our P.E sessions meaning we can carry on teaching P.E regardless of the weather. Children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit for both days. It is recommended that during the winter months, children wear jogging bottoms and bring a school jumper/fleece to wear in addition.

Water Bottles

Just a reminder that these should be in school from the first week and will remain in school throughout. They will be washed and refilled daily by staff.

Reading Books

Reading Books will be issued home every Monday for you to share and enjoy daily with your child(ren). These must be returned to school every THURSDAY (this will allow the recommended 72 hours for decontamination due to Covid). Reading records must be signed and dated in order for us to change books. Please note, any books not signed, will not be changed. A record of all books issued, including when changed, is kept to help us monitor reading progression.

Phonics

Children are completing baseline assessments whilst revisiting Phase 3 Phonics. From Autumn 2 we will be working on Phase 4 – this looks at consonant clusters, blending and reading of CCVC and CVCC words. Teach Your Monster to Read passwords have been issued to help you support your children with their phonics journey.

Homework

In Year One the main homework issued is reading books. As the year progresses children will also be issued with the following pieces.

Spellings – 5 per week

Mathletics

English and/or Grammar

All homework is to be completed/submitted to school on a Thursday in line with the current Covid safety procedures. Please check out  the details at the bottom of the page how to help with maths and reading.

What we are learning:

Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan
Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan

How to help with maths and reading:

Reading

Have fun with reading.  Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together.  Short or long, it’s time well spent.

Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets … it’s all useful!  Keep books and other reading materials close by.

Reading to children of all ages is helpful.  Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.

When you see your child reading, praise them:  “I love to see you reading!”

For more tips on helping your child read, click here.

Mathematics

Maths can be a part of your everyday activities through games, stories and conversation!  You don’t need to have a separate maths lesson or activity.  Why not count plates as you lay the table or do a fun addition quiz?

Board games like Snakes and Ladders or other games with numbered spaces can be great for Maths learning.  You can even make your own!

Meals and snack times can be great to teach lots of concepts, like sharing, talking about time, counting how many carrots you have, estimating the number of beans or comparing sizes of potatoes.

Use maths words in conversation and play, talking about size (“Which is bigger?”), order (“Which is first?”), shapes and more.

Stories can be great opportunities for maths learning.  Check out mathsthroughstories or you can use books you have at home!

Use manipulatives like bricks or toys of different sizes or amounts to support learning.  Measuring, building, puzzles, sorting and patterns can be great!

When you see you child practising maths in everyday tasks, praise them!