Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Spring term 1 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 continue the transition into a more formal style of learning following the Year 1 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.

Our Cornerstones Topic this half term is ‘School Days’. This topic focuses on history and comparing school days now to school days in the Victorian era. As part of this learning we will be looking at maps of our local area and comparing them to maps from the past.

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. This half term we will be learning tennis! 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. The book will then be sent home with them on Wednesday afternoon to share at home and increase fluency.  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 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