Welcome to Year 1!

Autumn has arrived and with it comes the start of a new school year.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. I hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer! 

 Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please do not hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.

Our first topic this year is; Marvellous and Magical. We will start the term by learning about ourselves and our families and then after half term will move on to looking at everything to do with or local area! In English we will be practising our letter formation and sentences structures so we can learn to write in full sentences. In maths we will be recapping recognising numbers up to 20, learning the days of the week and starting using addition and subtraction within 20.    

Reading is one of the main focuses in Year 1, so please try to find time to read together regularly. Your child will receive family points for this and may receive a prize at the end of the year. 

PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit and that it is labelled with their name. We also ask that you send your child to school with a water bottle so that throughout the day they can help themselves to a drink when they need it.

We have had a busy start to life in Year One, with lots of exciting things going on!

Please feel free to have a look at our pictures to see some of the activities we have been up to.

We read the Funny Bones, labelled our bodies and finished the week by making some skeleton biscuits!

We have been finding out about our senses, and used these to explore the local area to search for signs of autumn.

We had an exciting visit from some gorgeous baby owls, Pixie and Paddy.

We have been reading all about a little boy who got his kite stuck in a tree, so we spent a "crafternoon" making our very own kites! We had lots of fun experimenting with different materials and techniques to join them together....unfortunately it rained too much to fly them outside and we had to take them to the hall!

Phonics resources:

Phase 3 & 5 sounds