Welcome to Year 1
- Class Teacher: Mrs Wallace
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Allison
Welcome to Year 1
Our PE day will be Friday. Please ensure all children come to school in a full PE kit (t-shirt, leggings/joggers and trainers ) on this day and all jewellery is removed. We also ask that girls with long hair have it tied up.
You will be given a learning log at the beginning of the year for your homework. This will be sent home each week on a Thursday and should be returned to school the following Monday. Homework will be used to consolidate what we have covered that week. This will usually be a combination of reading words/sounds, spellings and maths .
From time to time we may send additional homework that fits in with what we are learning about that week.
It is important children change their books every week to help them develop their reading skills. We are introducing a daily reading session in class therefore your child will need to bring their reading book into school on a daily basis. This is not to replace reading at home but is an opportunity for us to develop and improve fluency and understanding. Reading books will be changed up to twice a week. Books will only be changed if logs are signed. We recommend reading the book 3 times before changing to a new one. Your child will continue to be sent home with Read Write Inc. books until they are on Yellow books, when they will also be able to access the Oxford Reading Tree Magic Key series and Bug Club Readers.
Please encourage your child to read as much as possible over the coming year, it is vital that your child progresses at a good rate to ensure that they are able to develop key skills in reading. There is a clear link between reading and writing, if a child works hard on their reading skills and is challenged to the best of their ability this will reflect on both their writing ability and speaking. Having a child with a rich knowledge of vocabulary and grammar will have a great impact on their overall progress.
We will use Class Dojo to send out reminders and add anything we have been up to in class onto our story. Please check daily and feel free to message Mrs Wallace with any queries and concerns! If you are not on Class Dojo please ask for a login code.
Long Term Plans
The long term plan provides an overview of each year group’s curriculum by subject. The long term plans may alter slightly as the year progresses as we evaluate and refine our curriculum to ensure it best meets the needs of our children. If you would like more detailed information about a particular subject, please go to the Curriculum section of our website