Year 1 Phonics for Parents Information
Big Think RE homework
Welcome to Year 1. Your teachers are Ms. Cooper (1C) and Mrs. Little (1L)
Remote Learning Packs
In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. To achieve this we have a big focus on phonics and letter formation. Throughout the term the children will be supported to speak and then write in complete sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We choose texts and topics to engage the children and make writing purposeful and fun.
This half term we will be reading; Danny's Picture and Funnybones books.
Reading and Reading Books
All children in Year 1 take part in daily phonics lessons to support their developing reading abilities. Children in Year 1 read at least once a week to an adult in school.
We welcome comments from parent(s)/ carers about reading that takes place at home. Please try to let us know any challenges, parts you have enjoyed or things you have talked about together.
The children will learn to become responsible for changing their own books. They can do this as often as they like. To enable us to provide the best possible learning and reading experiences for the children we ask that books and reading records are brought to school daily.
We have a reading reward system in place at school. The children can earn certificates and stickers for the number of entries in their reading records. Our first award is for 20 reads.
All children will be exposed to Maths every day through a range of practical and real life activities. The children will continue to work on their number recognition and counting. Lots of our work will be investigative. We encourage you to practise maths skills at home with your child; look for numbers around the house, count the stairs, talk about money and the ideas of more and less.
This half term in Science we will be completing a biology topic about our bodies. We have created a Knowledge Organiser to support children's learning.
Year 1 Knowledge Organiser- Our Bodies
Children in Year 1 have PE twice a week. We still asking children to come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE. Please make sure they have appropriate items for their kit and for the weather conditions. These are the days we have PE:
Monday PE indoors
Tuesday PE outdoors.
Please make sure all items of clothing are labelled with your child's name.
Children can bring a bottle with their name on it to drink from throughout the day but we ask that this is only filled with water and not juice or squash. They can refill their bottle in school but we are advising children to take their bottle home very night so it can be cleaned.
At break time your child will be offered fruit as a snack but if they would like they can bring in their own piece of fruit or healthy alternative.
Please be aware that we are a nut free school. We have children in school with severe allergies so we kindly ask that parents check ingredients of food items that are brought into school.
We are very much looking forward to our first term in Year 1. We kindly ask that if there are any questions, concerns or other messages that these be sent to our email:
We will attempt to answer messages as soon as we can, thank you.