Here you will be able to find out about the projects and activities that we have been involved in recently.
MEET THE TEAM
1DD-Mrs Denham and Mrs Deakin -Mrs Denham teaches on Mon/Tues and Mrs Deakin teaches Weds/Thurs/Fri.
1CN: Mrs Cooper-Noble
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Straw, Mrs Jenks
It has been lovely to see how the children have arrived back in school happy and ready to learn. Due to the current circumstances, the reading pattern will be slightly different this term. The children will bring home a library book each Monday to share, enjoy and read together. This book is to encourage their love of reading and for yourselves to read, discuss and talk about the pictures. Please return the library books on Wednesday morning so that these can be re-distributed into our library system.
Throughout the week your children will read phonics phased books in school with teaching staff which will be individually matched to their reading ability. Each Friday your child will bring home a book to read over the weekend, again matched to their reading ability. This book will encourage a deeper breadth of reading and understanding. We encourage parents to discuss the story, ask questions and make predictions around the events in the story. Please return this book on a Monday morning.
This will enable the children the children to enjoy a variety of books throughout the week. We hope that you enjoy the books together and have fun.
Key Stage 1 team
P.S. Please return any reading books you may still have at home to go back into our library system. Thank you.
Some information to help your child make the best possible start to life in y1:
All children should bring a labelled water bottle to school with them everyday.
PPA and Leadership time (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time is covered by Mrs Sykes
Monday - Spelling Tests & Indoor PE
Tuesday - New spellings given out for the following week
Wednesday - Outdoor PE
Friday - Show & Tell
Indoor PE: dark shorts and a white t-shirt.
Outside PE: shorts or trousers, white t-shirt, jumper/jacket and trainers.
Our Autumn newsletter is now available. Click here to read our Year 1 news.
Our Curriculum planning can be found here
Our Spring newsletter is now available. Click Year_1_Spring_Letter_19-20.pdf to read our Year 1 news.
Here is our Curriculum planning for the Spring term Year_1_Spring_1_2020_jigsaw_19-20.pdf
Phonics screening guide for parents
At the end of Year 1, all children have to undertake the Year 1 Phonics Screening. Working 1:1 with their teacher, children will read 40 words, some of which are real and some of which are pseudo (made up/'alien') words containing the 40+ phonemes they have learned during their first two years in school. The pass mark is usually around 32 and children who do not reach this standard will receive extra phonics support in Year 2 and resit the screening at the end of the following year. The Phonics Screening will take place in June.
How can you support your child at home with their phonics?
- Read as much as possible with your child at home
- Play games such as eye spy.
- Work on listening skills.
- Practise segmenting and blending.
- Look for familiar sounds and words in the world around you.
- Practise new sounds and graphemes.