Welcome to Year 1
This year, your Teachers and TAs are:
1S - Mrs Smith and Mrs Watras.
1D - Mrs Davies and Mrs Hubbard
1O - Mrs Obende, Mrs Lochowska (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Cantwell (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Dear Year 1 children and families
We have come to the end of Week 1 and hope you have enjoyed some of the activities we have set for you. We are missing you and hope you are safe and well at home with your families. Thank you parents for your support, we are thinking of you all and remembering you in our prayers.
Mrs Davies, Mrs Obende and Mrs Smith
Ways to support your child with Phonics during school closure
Don't forget you can take part in RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March:
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.
In Year 1 we will usually set homework every Friday, (linked to our learning), and expect it to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
We want the children to develop a love of reading as it supports your child's imagination, creativity and learning across the whole curriculum. Therefore, reading for up 10 minutes each evening, for up to 5 evenings per week, will be expected as part of your child's weekly homework.
Children in Year 1 will bring home two books - one for enjoyment which is intended to be shared with their family (changed on a Friday) and a book which will allow them to practise their phonics skills. Please ensure you listen to your child read, as well as reading to them, ask them questions about the book and sign their Reading Record.
There is a continued daily focus on phonics. In June 2020 your child will take part in the Government Phonics Screening Check.
Thank you for your support
The Year One Team
Year 1 Curriculum
Year 1 Attitudes and Dispositions
Visit from an Altar Server
In our RE lessons we have been learning about Special People at home, in school and at church. A past pupil came to visit us and tell us about his role as an Altar Server at St Thomas'. He explained his training, how he helps Father Brian and Father Paul, his duties and what he wears. We were very interested in learning about being an Altar Server.
Reading Workshop 12th December 2019
We were pleased to welcome over 40 parents and grandparents to our Reading Workshop across the Year 1. Parents watched a short presentation explaining the expectations of the National Curriculum, Reading we do on a daily basis at St Thomas' and what they can do at home to support their child. We read a short book followed by parents having the opportunity to work with their children to complete activities around the story. The children were delighted to work with their parents to find out facts about reindeer, play board games, complete a quiz and sequence events in the story. Thank you for your support and your positive feedback.