Class 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page

Miss Webb and Mrs Grainger are working extremely hard alongside all of the children to ensure that all members of class 1 reach for the stars and make great progress this year.

Reading

Class 1 loves to read! Your child will read and complete reading activities every day in phonics session, along with independent reading and class texts. We are working hard as a school to encourage children to read at least three times per week at home and record this in their reading diary. To encourage reading at home, we are rewarding the children with a sticker for each time they read to an adult, giving them the opportunity to win reader of the week where they will receive a prize and a certificate. This half term we are reading Funny Bones; Lost and Found; Handa’s Surprise and The tiger who came to tea, as the basis for our learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Maths and English 

Children receive high quality maths and English teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning journey. Sometimes this learning is linked to our topic and at other times, it is taught discreetly to develop a particular skill. Our working walls are updated regularly so pop in and see what we have been working on this week!

Current Topic

This term, Class 1 have started their learning with a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park as our topic is The Animal Kingdom. This helped us to gain first hand experiences of the animals and build our interest around the topic.

Important Dates and Information

PE – Our current PE days are Monday and Thursday. 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. Tuesday PE sessions will be led by Miss Webb and Thursday sessions led by Miss Lamb, a sports coach from the Wickersley Partnership Trust.

Reading Journal check – Reading journals are checked daily my Miss Webb and Mrs Grainger, so we can reward the children’s efforts in reading with stickers. On Friday we celebrate the children’s efforts by rewarding the reader’s of the week with a certificate and a prize.

Any questions, please come and see Miss Webb

Thank you for your support.

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