Welcome to year 1 We have two year 1 classes, Miss Doherty teaches in Jeffers and Miss Mason and Mrs O’Brien teach in year 1. The teaching assistants are – Miss Khatun and Mrs Dyson.
We put a huge focus in learning to decode and read fluently in year 1. Reading well helps us build confidence, unlock other areas of the curriculum and be more independent. To helps us do this, we ask that parents listen to their child read every single day. If you find any words or sounds difficult, just make a note of it in your child’s reading journal and we will pick this up in school. During the summer term, the children in year 1 complete a national phonics screening assessment. Teachers in school administer this and you will get the results of this assessment in your child’s end of year report..
Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays. You will need to come to school wearing your PE kit and you will be able to stay in this all day. PE will take place outside so make sure you have black warm jogging bottoms. Please make sure you do not wear any branded clothing or football kits.
Me and My Friends
This half term we will be learning about ourselves and our friends. We will be learning about the parts of our bodies and exploring our five senses in science and DT which will lead to us producing our own delicious healthy smoothies. We will be reading stories by Jon Burningham including Avocado Baby and The Shopping Basket. In geography we will produce our own maps of key areas around our school and use our map reading skills to navigate around school.