Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. Our year group is split into 3 classes:

  • 1 Goldsworthy: Mrs Watt, Miss Hall, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Dalby
  • 1 Kandinsky: Miss Paine, Miss Mason
  • 1 Miro: Miss Knight, Mrs Parker, Mrs Kressy

We are also fortunate enough to be supported by other HLTAs within the school who help us with additional reading, writing and maths interventions.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Letter formation videos

We follow a handwriting scheme called 'Kinetic Letters' throughout the school. These videos will help you practise formation, size and placement for each letter. 

 

Abracadabra Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for c, o, a, d, s, q and d

Jumper Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for h, b, r, n, m and p

Squirter Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for e

Fisher Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for y, j, f and g

Window Cleaner Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for i, u, l and t

Slider Family - This clip will show you the correct letter formation for v, w, x, k and z

 

Please see any of the teachers in Year 1 if you need any help and support. 

Year 1 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

In year 1, children are asked to be read with at least three times a week. In addition to this, they will also have challenge words to read and once they reach set 5, they will start to be sent home spellings. They will be tested on their spellings once a week. Challenge words will be checked fortnightly.

In January, we would like to begin our ‘Wizard Challenge Books’. These will be sent out on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Tuesday.  We will set one piece of work based on learning that has taken place that week in either maths, English or theme.  This should be able to be completed by the child but may require a little support from you.

Uniform and PE Kits

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform for school and that all parts fit and are clearly labelled. Children should have their indoor and warm outdoor PE kit in school at all times

Home Learning and Reading

We will continue to hear children read regularly and ask that parents can read with their children as much as possible. Ideally this would be their reading book but we encourage other books to be read too. Reading and Spelling words will continue in the same format and we will begin our home learning, Wizard Challenge Books this term too. A parent mail will be sent out shortly.

Important Dates

  • Dress up as your favourite fairy tale character: Thursday 4th January.
  • Year 1 Parents Information Evening: Monday 29th January 3:45pm.
  • 1 Kandinsky’s Class Assembly: Friday 9th February.
  • 1 Goldsworthy’s Class Assembly: Friday 2nd March.
  • 1 Miro’s Class Assembly: Friday 23rd March.

Could you help?

We are always really grateful for any parent helpers that could offer some time to help us in class. Please also let a member of the Year 1 team know if you are able to help us with our themed learning in any way.

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