Welcome to our Year 1 Class
In Year 1 we are taught by Mrs. Clay and are supported by Mrs. Wale. Mrs Canty and Mr. Ashworth also teach us when Mrs. Clay is completing her planning and preparation.
We follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do' to ensure that we can complete our learning to the best of our ability.
Please find links below to all our learning letters for the academic year 2020-2021. These contain important information on topics we are covering in class and PE days. They also include details on learning challenges for your child to complete at home.
KIRF's (Key Instant Recall Facts)
KIRF’s are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work we complete in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
Things to remember..
Reading books can be changed daily, but only if an adult has signed to say that their child has read and has finished their reading book. A house point will be reward when a book has been completed.
Children are to remember to put any books that need changing into the 'reading book changing box'.
If they are not put into the box in the morning they will be changed on the following day.
Spelling folders will be sent home every Thursday. The spellings should be learnt at home throughout the week for the test on the following Thursday. Ideas for how to help learn spellings have been sent home and can be found below on this page.
Spelling folders will need to be handed back in every Thursday, so new words can be added for the following week. (Hand in Thursday – back out the same Thursday)
Snack time takes place at morning playtime. The snack consists of a vegetable or a piece of fruit. If your child does no like the snack provided by school, a piece of fruit or vegetable snack can be sent in from home. If your child receives school milk, this will also be consumed at snack time. If your child does not receive school milk, they can have a drink from the water bottle they have brought from home.
Children are allowed to bring water bottles into school. They will be kept in a box by the sink and the children will have access to them throughout the day.
In Year 1 we are improving our presentation by learning to use cursive handwriting. An alphabet strip can be accessed below, showing you how we form the letters when writing.
P.E. days are Tuesday & Thursday and children should attend school dressed in their PE kit on these days.
If you have any problems regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to speak to me directly or make an appointment through the school office.
The majority of phonics taught in Year 1 will be phase 5.
See the video below for how the say the phonic sounds.
Ideas for helping your child to learn the letters of the alphabet and how to blend sounds together.
Ideas for how to help your child segment the sounds in words.
Handwriting formation sheet
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