Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Autumn 1 2022

Welcome to Year 1!!

Arrival time is from 8.45 – 8.55am on the Key Stage 1 playground. Children can come up the steps and into class on their own now that they are in Year 1. Myself or Mrs Jones will be at the steps ready to greet them and settle any nerves. Our day finishes at 3:15. We will bring the children out to the front pedestrian gate and see that they are collected safely. Please wait for us on the pavement where we can see you. If you need to let me know about any changes to collection arrangements please let a member of staff know at the steps in the morning or email using the email address provided below.

This half term we will be supporting the children with the transition from Reception to Year 1. In Year  1 we follow the National Curriculum. Children will have Phonics, English and Maths lessons every morning which they will will begin to record in their books. The learning environment will incorporate continuous provision activities similar to that in reception during this half term and we will start to introduce more independent English and Maths activities. In the afternoons we will be learning the Foundation Subjects such as; Art, Geography and History through our Cornerstones topics. These lesson are also recorded and children will be encouraged to start working with some independence.

Our Cornerstones Topic this term is ‘Childhood’. This project focuses on comparing life today to life in the past. We will be looking at old toys and how they have changed over time. This term we will also learn about; colour mixing, seasonal weather changes, and everyday materials through some of our companion projects.

PE will be outside on Friday afternoons. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school everyday as we may also go outside at different points in the week depending on the weather. – although hopefully it will be sunny! Please ensure your child also has a water bottle in school each day.

Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Your child will learn to read their ‘learning to read’ book with an adult on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following the Little Wandle Scheme which they also used in Reception. The book will then be sent home with them on Wednesday afternoon to share at home and increase fluency.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will visit the library where your child has chance to choose  a ‘reading for pleasure’ book. Please ensure that your child reads or shares a book at home every day and that this is recorded in their reading record.

In order to promote a love of reading for pleasure we would encourage you to do a mixture of; reading the ‘learning to read’ book, sharing a story from our library or one of their favourites from home.

Home Learning is set on the school website. Please check the Year 1, Home Learning section every Friday so you can support your child at home. Activities will focus on tricky words or spellings from the Year 1 Common Exception Words spelling list and maths activities to support the learning in class.

Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school each day to enable us to read at school and monitor your child’s reading progress. Phonics will be taught daily at 9.00am.

Photos and learning are uploaded each week for you to see and share at home! These can be found in the Year 1 section on the website where you can will find our weekly Year 1 blog post!!

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email me at…

e.curtis@southill.dorset.sch.uk

Thanks

Miss Curtis