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 Welcome to Y1 SC

Hello and welcome to our Year 1 SC class page!

 

Our class teacher is Mr Campbell and our teaching assistant is Miss Leadon. In addition Mrs Mikolajczyk teaches the class on a Thursday afternoon.

 

In our class the rules and expectations are built around the core values of our school.

STARS

  • Sharing
  • Trust
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Safety

 

English Information

Reading is crucial in everything that children do. We aim to nurture a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of texts. We monitor children’s reading at home through the Home School Diaries and each week we award one child as reader of the week.  In our classroom we reward this by keeping track of how many days children have read for, the three children with the most will receive a prize from our prize box each term. It is a whole school expectation that children read at least five times per week; please also remember to sign diaries once children have read. We teach reading through guided reading sessions in school each day where we spend time reading and analysing texts within a small group situation.  By the end of Year 1 children should be reading white books and in addition be able to read 60 words in a minute. 

 

Maths Information

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Year 1 is to ensure that children become increasingly fluent with whole numbers – working numbers between 0 to 20, and being able to count forwards and backwards to 100. Also including recalling number facts to 10 and the concept of place value. This should ensure that children develop efficient visual representation of what numbers look like and what is there value. Children should also develop their ability to solve a range of problems and develop mathematical reasoning. By the end of year 1, pupils should begin to be fluent counting in groups of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and be able to use these in a variety of situations.

Discrete Maths lessons are taught on a daily basis although Maths is linked to topic where possible. Children are encouraged to use and apply their Maths skills through real life situations.

 

PE and Kit Information

Our PE days are Mondays.

Monday – Indoor PE

Tuesday – Forest school

 

It is really important that the children have a suitable PE kit in school on our PE days so that they can participate fully in the activities.

The PE kit is as follows:

Navy shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, navy joggers, navy jumper and trainers.  (Please note: sun hats will be needed during the summer)

All items of the PE kit should be clearly labelled and kept in a PE bag with the child’s name on the outside.

 

Forest School kit.

It is really important that children have suitable clothing for Forest School, so that they can participate safely in our outdoor area. Remember in Forest School children may become muddy. 

Outdoor trousers, suitable outdoor shirt, socks, wellies and appropriate outdoor coats. 

 

Homework

Spellings are sent home on a weekly basis and the test will be on a Friday each week. Year One will begin with 6 spellings and as the children progress 12 will be introduced. In addition, the red homework books will be sent home each week with either a piece of Maths or a piece of English homework relating to work covered in lessons. Reading remains a priority and we expect the children to read at least 5 times a week with an adult.  It is really important that with all homework the children are encouraged to complete it independently but then supported when necessary.

 

Topic Information for the Term

You will find links to the topic web for each term in 'The Curriculum' subsection in 'About Us'. The topic web will allow you to see what your child is covering across the curriculum during this academic year.

 

Unlocking Learning

All children have a Phonics Bug and Education City login and this resource can be used at home to encourage further learning.  Please support your child in using the following websites:

 

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.educationcity.com

www.primaryinteractive.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk