Class 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page

Miss Roper and Mrs Grainger are working hard to ensure the children in Class 1 are making great progress this year in all areas of learning. We are so proud of what they have achieved so far!

Year 1 is an important year where they build on their skills from Foundation Stage and prepare ready for the next steps when they enter into Year 2. It is really important in developing the children into becoming independent learners and be resilient when facing new challenges.

This is the year we prepare the children to take their phonics screening check. Please see the Early Reading and phonics information for more information on this. We work daily with the children on new sounds and the children are fully skilled in the approaches in phonics so they are ready for the check. This all forms part of their early reading skills learning. Children will have spellings and sounds to learn which are in their reading diaries and/or on homework sheets.

Reading 

Your child reads and does reading activities at school every day in class and in their Read Write Inc phonics session. We are working hard as a school for children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home. The children will receive a raffle ticket as an extra incentive for their hard work if they achieve this.

Current learning

Our theme this half term is Around the world where we are learning about a new country each 2 weeks through a story book or non fiction book as a focus. Take a look at our parent newsletter to find out more information on our new topic.

Important dates

PE – Our PE days are every Tuesday and Friday.  We recommend that your child has their PE kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions and that they have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit.

If you have any queries or questions please come in and see Miss Roper in a morning. We work as a team to support your child in their learning.

We really appreciate the support of our parents. We work as a team to ensure the best for each child and strive for them to reach their full potential and equip them with the skills they need for their next stage of the young lives.

How can I help my child with their phonics?

To find out more about how to say the different phonemes(sounds) which your child is learning, please take a look at this helpful video for parents.

Your child may have homework around the sounds they are learning. These might be linked to the spelling pattern they are learning in class or linked to their Read, Write Inc work they are working on.

Here are some websites that can help children to develop their phonic knowledge.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

Useful Links

All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.

Maths

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar