Welcome to Year 1
This year, your Teachers and TAs are:
1S - Mrs Smith, Mrs Watras and Mrs Perry
1D - Mrs Davies and Mrs Hubbard
1O - Mrs Obende, Mrs Lochowska (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Cantwell (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
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
Our learning week beginning 9th December 2019
In English we will conclude our writing about the Nativity. We will focus on starting a sentence with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. The children will be encouraged to use adjectives and conjunctions to make their writing more interesting.
During our Maths lessons we will assess our learning this half term and be solving Christmas calculations.
In RE we will finish our topic of Waiting. We will hear the story of Christingle - sharing our love.
In Science we will be completing our topic of animals and finding out interesting facts about reindeers.
In DT we will be designing and making our own moving picture.