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Together we Shine Academically, Personally & Socially

WELCOME TO YEAR ONE

Here we are doing what we do best...

 

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Class Teacher: Miss Hampson

One to One Support Teaching Assistant: Miss Burke

PPA/ COVER Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kelly

year 1 Curriculum 

Please download our termly curriculum documents here for more information about what we will are learning and to see examples of our work.

 
 
year 1 Important information

Please click on the  links below to find out important information about Year 1.

 

  Timetable  Long Term Planner  Welcome Leaflet

 

Useful Information:

P.E

Monday: Gymnastics

Tuesday: Sports

Wednesday: Dance

Our P.E slots will be both indoors and outdoors therefore please ensure your child’s P.E kit is suitable for both conditions. Please provide your child with a white t-shirt, navy/black shorts, socks, trainers / pumps, a jumper and joggers. ALL LABELLED.

Please encourage your child to begin to change themselves.

Reading

The expectation is that your child reads on a daily basis both at home and at school. Your child will be provided with a reading book and a reading record. Please fill in the reading record and return it to school each day. Reading books are changed once a week on Wednesdays. Reading with your child at home daily will support their comprehension, language, concentration and phoneme/ grapheme recognition. Below are some useful websites to aid your children in a variety of different areas. If you require any more advice or support please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.

Useful Websites:

Barefoot Books- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=barefoot+books&oq=barefoot+books&gs_l=youtube.3...609.2938.0.3125.14.8.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/ 

Homework

Each week your child will have a set of spellings to learn and a piece of homework. These will be sent out on a Friday and are expected to be returned the following Wednesday ready for it to be marked and handed out again. Our homework will usually have a Mathematics or English focus, but may sometimes relate to our topic. It is very important for children to complete their homework as it will help them to complete their work during school. I hope you will support us in completing and returning on time.

Class Dojo

Across the school we use Class Dojo as a way of encouraging positive behaviours. Children are allocated a Dojo monster. They are encouraged to gain Dojo points for doing the right thing; being resilient, good sitting, good listening, kindness towards others etc. Dojo will also be used to share class photos, learning journeys and any important messages/ reminders. Parents can access Dojo at home. 

You can access Class Dojo (for adults) through this link: https://home.classdojo.com/#!/signup

You can access Class Dojo (for pupils) through this link: https://student.classdojo.com/#/signup

If you have lost your login, please let a member of staff know and we will send a reminder. 

Snack

For morning break you can either provide your child with a healthy snack or provide money for your child to spend at the tuck shop. We suggest £1 a week. Alternatively a range of fruit will be provided.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME...

Phonics

With our phonics screening check approaching in June, please use the resources below to help your child do any extra work at home.

Letters and Sounds Sheet

End of Year Expectations

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm 

Pizza Express

Year 1 went to Pizza Express to learn about balanced diets and how to make food using fresh ingredients. We learnt about where some ingredients come from and blind tested them! We had a practice at rolling and preparing our pizza dough before making our own pizza. We chose from the fresh ingredients to top our pizza. Whilst we waited for them to cook we took part in a quiz all about the ingredients we had learnt about! 

This visit supported our learning in English (following instructions, Maths (sequencing events), DT (healthy eating), and Computing (being a TV chef).

 

We had a brilliant time and enjoyed eating our pizza's!

Knowsley Safari Park

Year 1 went to Knowsley Safari Park to learn about animals and their habitats. 

This visit supported our learning in Science and Geography! We spent some time in the classroom learning about some animals from different habitats; the rain forest and the grasslands. We learnt about the hissing cockroach and a giant snail. We were then able to walk around and see lots of other animals before watching a sea lion show! We finished our experience with a journey through the bat cave and and drive around the safari where we saw lions, camels buffalo and lots lots more! 

We had a fantastic time!