Autumn Term 1 2021
Welcome to Year 1!!
Arrival time is from 8.45am on the Key Stage 1 playground. We will be encouraging children to come up the steps and into class by themselves as they did in Reception. Myself or Mrs Jones will be at the top of the steps to greet them and support them if needed. 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 email using the email address provided below.
This half term we will be supporting the children with the transition from play based learning to a more formal whole class style as we move away from the Early Years Foundation Stage and onto the National Curriculum. Children will have Phonics, English and Maths lessons every morning. In the aftenoons we will be learning the Foundation Subjects such as; Art, Geography and History through our Cornerstones topics.
Our first Cornerstones Topic this year is ‘Splendid Skies’. This topic focuses on seasonal weather and climates in different counties. It also focuses on some of our Year 1 science objectives – looking at different types of trees and plants. As part of this learning we will have the exciting opportunity to attend Forest School sessions which you will receive more information about in the first few weeks of term!!
PE will be outside on Wednesday 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. Please ensure your child also has a water bottle in school each day as they did in reception.
Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. 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.
Home Learning is set on the school website. Please check the Year 1, Home Learning section every Friday so you can support your child to practise their spellings and mental maths ready for the spelling test the following Friday.
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!!
I am really looking forward to working with you all this year.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email me at…