Miss Curtis & Miss Wignall
Mrs Copley, Mrs Moore, Mrs Fahd & Mrs Mackintosh
Welcome to Year 1
Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and parents. The Year 1 teachers are here to make this transition easier for everyone, by supporting the children (and parents!) in their next learning step.
As a school, we want to make the transition to Year 1 a smooth one. In addition to the Year 1 curriculum, the children will still be learning through play, exploring, discovering and making plenty of use out of our new outside area.
The children’s school day will be a little more structured than it was in Reception and they will be learning in a variety of ways; exploring outdoors, in groups, on the carpet, as a whole class or around the school!
Meet the Teacher
Please follow this link for a short video, giving more information about what to expect in Year 1. This is in place of the 'Meet the Teacher' sessions that parents are usually invited in for during the autumn term.
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 Wednesday.
Your child will also get two reading books on a Friday and these are returned on a Tuesday.
Your children will receive a set of spellings with their reading books every Friday and they will be tested on these at the end of the week.
Home Learning Covid-19
During the Covid-19 school closure, support for home learning was provided for all pupils in Year 1 via educational websites such as Purple Mash, EdShed, TTRockstars and Scholastic Reading Pro. Should we find ourselves in a position where we have to isolate a particular year group or go into lockdown again, your child's log ins for all of these websites have been stuck inside the front page of their Reading Record. If you are having trouble accessing these, please contact us on admin.BPS@catrust.org.uk and we will help to get you up and running.
In the event of another lockdown or year 1 having to isolate, further information on home learning will be posted here.
Learn your times tables whilst having fun.
Reading Pro (Scholastic)
Log into ReadingPro to access a range of reading and comprehension books and activities, which are set at your child's reading ability
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.