Helpful Information

 

Welcome to Year 1 2022/23

We are very excited for another busy and fun year. Here is some helpful information about life in year 1:

 

Equipment

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. This must contain water and not juice. Your child should bring a flat ‘book bag’ (available from the school uniform shop) to school each day for letters and reading books. Rucksacks are not advised as they are tricky to store in our classrooms. Children should bring a healthy snack each day. No crisps, sweets or chocolate and please remember we are a nut free school so check labels of all snacks you send to school. We do have children and staff with nut allergies, so this is vital.

Hair accessories

Please ensure that hair accessories worn to school are school colours (blue, yellow, white, brown, black). Long hair must be worn up in a bobble.

P.E.

P.E. days for your child are MONDAYS and THURSDAYS Children come in school PE kit for the whole day. Please ensure that jumpers are named.

Meal Choices

The children will make their choices within school.

Show and Tell

On a Friday we can ‘Show and Tell’ PHOTOGRAPHS of special items such as certificates, medals, trophies, awards or models of a high standard or that have taken a lot of time and effort to create. Please e-mail these by Thursday night. Please note that children should not bring toys or items from home to school on any day.

 

Website and Communication

Should you wish to see curriculum overviews, photographs and learning updates please see our class pages on the school website. These are updated regularly. If there is anything else you need to know, we will send a My Ed message to you so please ensure you have access to the My Ed app.

Messages for teachers

Doors open at 8.45am and are locked at 8.55 am. Should you arrive after this time, you must take your child to the main office to be signed in. Should you need to get a message to your child’s class teacher, please inform the staff on the door at drop off as teaching staff are required to remain in the classroom in the morning. If you need to meet with the teacher about an important issue, please arrange an appointment through the office staff.

Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Friday. Please return these on a Thursday. Children will get 2 books along with an e-book on this day. Please sign the reading record to show us the book has been read. 

 

Thank you, 

The Year 1 Team 

 Welcome to Birch Class!

We have 28 lovely children in our class and Mrs Wilson is our teacher. We also have help throughout the week from our Teaching Assistants Mrs Dale-Hutchinson and Mrs Gould. Mrs Gould will be teaching RE and PSHE on a Tuesday afternoon.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday, please come wearing a tracksuit to school. 

We have lots of fun in our class. We learn through whole class learning at carpet times and small guided activities with our teachers. We are also developing our independence by learning through play and challenge activities around the classroom.

Mrs L. Wilson

Class Teacher

Mrs N. Dale-Hutchinson

Teaching Assistant

Mrs L. Ballout

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S. Gould

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Maple Class!

There are 28 wonderful children in Maple class and our teacher is Mrs Mason. Mrs Littler and Mrs Wright are our teaching assistants. Mrs Bolton will be teaching RE and PSHE on a Tuesday afternoon.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday, please can all children come to school in tracksuits and suitable footwear. 

In Year 1 we learn to become more independent and enjoy a fun, creative curriculum. We will cover lots of great topics this year. Keep an eye on our year 1 blog for updates and photos of us and our learning.

Mrs C. Mason

Class Teacher

Mrs B. Littler

Teaching Assistant

Mrs K. Wright

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Pine Class!

My name is Miss Bolton and I am Pine's class teacher. Mrs Buckley, Mrs Murray and Mrs Walker are our teaching assistants. Mrs Buckley will also be teaching RE and PSHE on a Tuesday afternoon.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday, please can all children come to school in tracksuits and suitable footwear. 

In Year 1 we learn to become more independent and enjoy a fun, creative curriculum. We will cover lots of great topics this year. Keep an eye on our year 1 blog for updates and photos of us and our learning.

Miss J. Bolton

Class Teacher

Mrs S. Walker

Teaching Assistant

Mrs T. Buckley

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs C. Murray

Teaching Assistant


 

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How you can support your child’s learning at home…

READING:

Daily reading would hugely benefit your child. However, a minimum of three times a week is required. 

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Activlearn bug club: There will be updated books for you to access online and are linked to your child’s phonics ability. These also have brilliant comprehension activities for you to explore with your child – to access these, please click on the bug icon throughout the book. When all bug questions have been completed, this enables the book to be marked as read.

 

If you are unable to access these books online, please email us a weekly list of the three titles your child has been reading instead to our class emails. 

 

PHONICS:

In your homework book, you already have sound mats and common exception words for your child to practise both reading and spelling.

 

You can access free phonics games on the Phonics Play website: www.phonicsplay.co.uk  (No login required.)

 

You can also practise recognising your sounds using the www.teachyourmonstertoread.com (free website, no login required.)

 

Year 1 Phonics Resources

 

 

SPELLINGS:

Please see weekly spelling tab.

 

LETTER AND NUMBER FORMATION:

Year 1 Number and Letter formation resources

 

Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 phonics test occurs in the month of June when all year 1 pupils, and some year 2 pupils, will take a test to assess their phonics abilities. The test is designed to see if pupils have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to an appropriate standard.

 

Please follow the links below to open past papers. Please support your child to ‘sound out’ and blend the sounds to read the real and nonsense words. To practise further tests with your child, please google ‘Phonics Screening Test’. This will bring up links to past papers from each year, beginning 2013.

 

Past paper from 2017:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/621157/STA177753p_2017_phonics_screening_check_pupils__materials_-_standard.pdf

 

Past paper from 2018:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715823/2018_phonics_pupils_materials_standard.pdf.pdf

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