Welcome to Year 1
These are our teachers and teaching assistants who help us with our learning:
Teaching Staff: Miss Wakefield Mrs Thomas (MTW) Miss Brennan (WThF)
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Horrex
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jolly and Miss Ward
Our topic this half term is
Anti Bullying Week
Monday 16th November - Friday 20th November
As part of anti bullying week, we have talked in our collective worship time about bullying. We talked about what it meant to be bullied and what we can do about it if we think we are being bullied. We were working hard to be kind friends at playtime.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 1
How can you help your child in Year 1?
Reading at home
This term we are exciting to be continuing to use our new reading scheme, Rocket Phonics, from Foundation Stage to Year 2. The books are all phonetically plausible and based on your child's phonics phase.
We hope that you are able to read with your child as regularly as possible and record any comments in their yellow log. We will be habing Rapid Reading for two weeks in first half of the Autumn term. Last year the implementation of Rapid Reading was very beneficial in helping childrens' reading skills improve. We hope you will also see improvements in your child's reading from Rapid Reading and thank you for any comments and feedback.
This term we will continue to build on children's phonics learning from the Foundation Stage. This will include consolidating our knowledge of phase 3 and developing our knowledge of phase 5 sounds. We learn and practise our phonemes in fun and engaging games. Please see the websites below to play some games at home:
Maths at home
At the beginning of this term, we will be consolidating our counting skills within 20 - Counting on and back, writing and recognising numbers. W will also be learning about position and direction through using the beebots to explore positional language.
Any support at home linked to these areas will be great and remember you can find any activities on mathletics to support your child:
Spellings will be tested on a Monday and new spellings will also go home on a Tuesday
Home learning is due back into school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child brings their home learning book back each week so that we can check which task they have completed. We will send home learning books back out on a Friday. Please remember only 1 piece needs to be completed each week, although you are welcome to complete more if your child wishes.