In Year 1, we encourage and support children to develop independence and nurture a positive attitude to learning. The children will experience a range of fun and engaging learning activities.
The children have four English and Mathematics lessons a week. Children are taught Phonics and Reading Comprehension lessons four times a week, where we continue to follow the Read Write Inc programme introduced in Reception.
In the afternoons, children are taught History, Geography, Science, RE, Music, RHE and Arithmetic. Each week, the children are taught Computing, Art and PE by our specialist teachers.
The children read weekly with a class teacher or teaching assistant either individually or during their Read, Write Inc lessons. We encourage the children to read 5 times a week at home. Please can you log each time your child has read in their reading diary. Children have the opportunity to change their books every day so please remind your child to do this if needed. Class Library books can be changed once a week on Fridays. Read, Write Inc books are changed on a Monday if the previous book has been returned.
Letters to parents
- Beta Class Teacher: Miss Skidmore
- Beta Learning Support: Mrs Jordan
- Delta Class Teacher: Miss Allison
- Delta Learning Support: Mrs Clements
- Gamma Class Teacher: Mrs Corbett & Mrs Walsh
- Gamma Learning Support: Miss Dacey
During carousel, pupils will spend time doing Art, PE and Computing. 1 Beta and 1 Delta has PE lessons on Mondays and Fridays and 1 Gamma has PE lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays. On these days, please send children into school in appropriate PE kit.
Each week, there will be short Maths, Writing and Handwriting activity to complete and spellings to learn. We ask for the homework folders to be kept in the children’s book bags with their reading books and diary in so their diaries can be checked and books changed when needed. Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be returned on the following Thursday.
Please can children bring a bottle of water each day (no juice please). The children can refill them in school when required. Please send separate drinks bottles for the classroom and lunch boxes and please label water bottles as children may have the same bottle.
Children are provided with a piece of fruit each day at break time as a healthy snack.
Please label the children’s clothes with their name and class so we can return any lost items.
We are always happy to talk to you; however, we are focused on welcoming the children in the morning. We are always available after school – let us know and we will arrange an appointment.
When sending any money to school, please place it in a sealed envelope labelled with the child’s name, class, amount enclosed and purpose and hand it to the member of staff at the door in the morning. We are not able to take money from you at the end of the day. Alternatively, you can take it to the school’s main reception.
If you have any enquiries or concerns, please raise them in the first instance with your child’s teacher or teaching assistant. Should you need further assistance, please call the school to arrange an appointment with Mrs Squires (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs McGibney (Executive Headteacher).