Year One

Welcome to year 1 We have two year 1 classes,  Miss Doherty teaches in Jeffers and  Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Binns 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 celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth.  We will be reading the stories The Queens Hat by Steve Antony and The Queens Knickers by Nicholas Allan. In History we will be looking at Queen Elizabeth’s life and special royal events as well as exploring how London has changed throughout time.  In DT we will be designing and making our own royal banners using fabric, which will link in to our science topic Everyday Materials. 

The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year – meaning she has been Queen for 70 years! We will be helping to organise a very special party in school.

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