Welcome to Year 1
This will be an exciting year in your child's education. Your child has made the leap from Reception and is beginning a new chapter in Year 1.
In Autumn, we are going to explore a variety of topics. Our learning will consist of developing our math skills, by looking at one more one less, addition, subtraction and skip counting in 2s and 5s. We will have a big focus on segmenting and blending unfamiliar words, so lots of reading at home will support your child with this. Our Science topic is Our Senses so we will be examining how we use our senses to explore the world. In RE will be looking at Christians and what they believe and for Humanities we will explore British homes and Schools, with a focus on Victorian era, so if you have any artefacts that may be of use to us, please let us know.
We are all looking to a smashing Autumn term and a lovely year together.
Parent Teacher Meeting
Tuesday 12th March
At the end of Year 1, all pupils will sit a phonics screening check. The check contains 40 words divided into two sections of 20 words. Both sections contain a mixture of real words and pseudo-words. This check is to assess their phonics knowledge. More details will follow in due course.
An example of the phonics screening check can be found here:
Weekly homework - Reading, Maths, GPS and Topic work. This is set on a Friday and due on a Friday.
Your child will also get two reading books on a Wednesday and these are returned on the following Wednesday.
Year 1 Termly letter
Learn your times tables whilst having fun.
This is an exciting spelling and maths resource for the children to explore and practice weekly spellings.
For more ideas on what to do at home, the following website has lots of fun activities based on different themes such as…
Phonics and Reading
Phonics Play is used in school and the children really enjoy playing the games. This is a phone and tablet friendly website.
Other educational websites
Visit Oak Academy's on-line classroom for a range of free virtual lessons.
For brilliant science based discussions, activities and experiments.
Cinema Trip - Thursday 14th March
V&A Toy Museum (Bethnal Green) - 5th March 2024
Hyde Hall - 21st June 2024