Remote Learning 2023
Remote /Cold Weather Learning Pack.
Welcome to Year 1. Your teachers are Mrs. Little (1L) and Mrs. Johnson (1J)
On a Thursday afternoon, Mrs Matthews and Mrs Cornfield will be teaching the children.
We really enjoyed meeting lots of you at Meet the Teacher evening. Thank you for those parents who were able to attend. We hope you found it useful and reassuring to see where your child is working this year.
If you were unable to attend the meeting please refer the to the PowerPoint attached below that we used during the meeting.
Meet the Teacher 2023
Our Learning Overview.
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 each 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.
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. This half term we will continue to work on counting, ordering and understanding the place value of numbers 1 to 100. We will spend some time revising and extending our addition and subtraction.
in Science the children will be given the opportunity to explore and find out. They will carry out investigations and learn how to use simple scientific equipment.
Our topics this year include, animals, our senses, plants, seasons and materials.
By the end of the year the children in Year 1 will have PE twice a week. We still asking children to come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE.
To begin with we will have 1 lesson a week, like the children did in Reception. We will learn how to keep safe when we work indoors and outdoors and the children will learn lots of different skills to play team games. In dance they will choreograph routines and move and respond to different types of music.
Please make sure they have appropriate items for their kit and for the weather conditions.
PE will be on Wednesday and Friday.
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 every 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.
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.
We are encouraging books taken home to be read and reread. This will help the children gain fluency. Please keep talking about what is being read and encourage children to comprehend the story or information in the book. We are asking that books are not brought to school to be replaced daily. We are moving to changing reading books once a week to ensure the children have the opportunity for repeated reading and lots of discussion.
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.
Half termly Curriculum Newsletters will provide you with more detail about the topics and learning that your child will be doing each half term.
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.
Should your child need to work at home ,please access the documents below for work that your children can complete at home.