Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Summer Term 2 2022

Welcome back 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 where myself or Mrs Jones will be there to greet them and support them if needed. Our day finishes at 3:15. We will continue to 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 getting ready for Year 2. Following the National Curriculum children will have Phonics, English and Maths lessons every morning which they will record in their books. 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 much more independently than at the beginning of the school year.

Our Cornerstones Topic this half term is ‘Moon Zoom’. This project focusses on the properties of different materials linking the ideas of planets, for example What might I see if I went to a place called Plastic Planet? We will learnt about famous people in history such as Neil Armstrong and how he has impacted our lives today.

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. PE this half term is Athletics.

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. 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 daily  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 favorites from home and practicing  spellings and tricky words. These activities can be alternated across the week. Spellings and maths can be found on the Year 1 home learning page and are set weekly.

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 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!!

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

e.curtis@southill.dorset.sch.uk

Thanks

Miss Curtis