Welcome to Year 1! This year is packed full of exciting learning experiences to enable each child to develop and flourish. The children have settled in really well and we are looking forward to the term ahead. Below is some key information about Year 1.
Phonics: Children will be continuing their journey through the 42 phonic sounds and will be learning the different ways of spelling these sounds. We will begin the year by recapping the phonics sounds they looked at in Early Years, before transitioning to phases 4 and 5.
English: Leading on from the children’s knowledge of phonics, they will begin to build sentences and look at a range of different genres, such as stories, instructions and information texts. This term, our writing will all be linked with our topic: Toys Old and New.
Reading: Children need to read every night and parents should then write a comment in their reading record. Those children that read the most will be entered into a reading raffle, announced on Friday’s during merit assembly. Your child’s book will be changed at school.
P.E: P.E. kits should include suitable foot wear (trainers or plimsolls), t-shirt (in their house colour) and shorts or track suit bottoms. P.E. kit stays in school for the half term and needs to be fully labelled with child’s name. Our P.E day is Wednesday.
Homework: Each half term children will be given a home learning grid which has a variety of different activities for your child to choose from. We would love for them to choose one activity each week and bring it in. Home learning will be celebrated in merits assembly on Friday.
Spellings: Spellings are handed out on Friday, in their spelling books. Children have one week to learn their spellings. They will be tested on these spellings the following Friday.
Should you have any other questions or concerns, or simply wish to discuss your child’s learning, please make an appointment to see me through the office staff.