Teachers: Ms McCulloch
Welcome to Year 1
We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and we are sure you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 1!
We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer!
Year 1 will cover several themes throughout the year:
Autumn 1 – Marvellous Me!
Autumn 2 – Changes
Spring 1 – Once Upon a story…
Spring 2 – Fire! Fire!
Summer 1 – Intrepid Explorers
Summer 2 – The Lonely Beast
These themes will include all foundation subjects to ensure pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum.
Transition from Reception to Year 1
Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to contact school if you have any questions or queries.
Year 1 have their P.E. days on a Monday and a Thursday. Please ensure that their P.E. kit is in school on these days and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!
The children will be given weekly spellings that we will work on throughout the week. Please encourage your child to practice spelling and writing these words. Attached is the topic web for Autumn term and a recommended book list for Year 1. If your child wants to continue their learning at home, please bring either the work or photographs in to school so it can be shared with the rest of the class.
Reading in Year 1
Your child will be given a new book and a reading diary to bring home. They will need to keep their reading diary and book in their book bags to bring to school every day. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and at home.
Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register.
The children need to bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.