Welcome to our Year 1 class!
The Year 1 class is a vibrant, busy learning environment where all children are valued and high expectations are embedded. Children will be working alongside Miss Finn. We will also have Mrs Atton and Mrs Pepper working with us.
Children are expected to develop their independence by taking responsibility for; changing their independent reading book correctly, ordering snack every morning if required and taking care of their school jumper. This will encourage and enable them to take responsibility for their own learning and the choices that they make as they move through the school and in their day to day life.
Our daily routine consists of seven lessons per day. We begin the morning with a prayer and the daily calendar so that the children are familiar with the structure of each day. Every morning the children will take part within; English, Math and Phonics, however some mornings will also include; class assembly, guided reading, handwriting and Physical Education. The afternoon lessons vary in: Topic, Science, PSHE, Religious Education and Physical Education. In the summer term, children are getting more used to a more formal approach to learning as they come away form the early years style of delivery in preparation for year 2. This means the children will be doing lots more independent work. Some continiuous provision will still be accessible to meet the requirements of all the children.
It is a very busy classroom!
Reading is a skill that is acquired through lots of practise therefore we ask that children read to an adult every night for at least ten minutes. Children are allowed to swap their independent reading book twice per week if they have read with an adult and their reading is fluent with a good understanding of the text. We ask that parents fill out the reading diary and share your comments with the staff. Reading bags also need to brought into school every-day as the children are read with most days.
Children should arrive at school in their full P.E kit consisting of plain navy shorts, a plain T-shirt and a pair of black trainers or pumps, which adhere to the school uniform policy. However, during the colder months, we encourage the children to wear plain navy joggers and a school sweatshirt as we have to do PE outdoors. Earrings and any other jewellery cannot be worn during the P.E lesson therefore we ask parents to remove any jewellery before arriving to school, this will also ensure that jewellery is not lost. The allocated PE slots this half term is every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
Children's homework will be assigned to them on Tapestry every Monday. Please ensure they complete and send their homework by Monday, the week after, for it to be marked and that week's homework assigned. The home learning extends what your child has been learning about during the week or they may be asked to complete a research project which will support their learning for the following week. The children enjoy sharing their new learning with you !
Children will be given spellings to practice every Friday. These will then be tested the following Friday to ensure that children are building up a breadth of words which they can spell.
Toast, crumpets, teacakes, bagels, fresh juice, milk and water are available for children to purchase for their morning snack. The maximum amount of money your child will need each day is 50p, this will allow them to buy a snack and a drink. Taking responsibility for their own money is part of the year 1 expectation so we ask parents to provide a secure, labelled purse every-day to ensure the money is safe and so any change given can be returned at the end of each day. Alternatively you can provide a healthy snack for your child to eat during the morning break. To ensure we are following the healthy eating policy we deter from snacks such as crisps, chocolate and sweets.
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Autumn 1 curriculum map