Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our class teacher is Mrs. Vincent and our teaching assistant is  Miss. Corlett.

Mrs. Pither will also be teaching us on Wednesdays.

 

We hope the following information is useful to you as your child continues their journey

through Year 1:

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In Year 1 we are:

Resilient: We don’t give up and we try our hardest even during challenging times, whether that is academic or emotional. 

Investigators: We learn through our all senses and explore the world around us independently and as a class. 

Creative: We use our imagination to learn more about the world around us. We learn through stories and role play which we really enjoy. 

Respectful: We are kind to others and work as a team to achieve our best.

Our Curriculum

Homework

In Year 1 we set the following homework to help the children embed their school based learning.

Spelling

We will be setting spellings each week and testing the following week. The spellings will be based upon the sound or spelling pattern we are learning that week, sheets will be sent home each Wednesday.

English/Maths We will alternate activities with Maths one week and English the next. These tasks will be stuck into your child’s Home Work book and also uploaded to the Google classroom every Wednesday. The homework is due in on Tuesday mornings, please ensure your child brings their book to school with them even if they have not yet completed their homework. We will also be setting activities on the Mathletics Website. Mathletics log in information is stuck in the front of the Home Work book.
Reading 

In Year 1 we want to develop a love of reading. We expect the children to read at home at least three times a week and will change their books often. Please ensure your child brings their book to school every day, we will be listening to them read individually and as a group throughout the week. In order for the children to develop a greater understanding of the texts they read we expect each book to be read through twice before we will change it. This will help the children to embed their comprehension skills as well as their ability to decode and read the text. We will reward the children who read at least three times a week with a house point, these will be given out every Friday.

 

Home Learning

On this web page you will find details of the arrangements for any Home Learning to mirror our in-class learning, should any child be stuck at home because of quarantine requirements.

We heartily thank parents and carers for their support with remote learning – it really does make a difference to your child’s progress!   Mrs. Vincent.

As with weekly homework, Google Classroom will provide the means for children to upload their learning for marking.  We recognise that learning at home is not the same as being in school, as well as other demands on parents’ time, and so, where possible, we have sought to support home learning using resources such as Oak National Academy and White Rose maths, as these offer short videos and related structured tasks to support the children’s independence.  The Home Learning tab for Year 1 on White Rose clearly shows the current week’s learning.

Links to White Rose Maths and Oak National Academy Websites

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1

A typical weekly timetable for home learning in isolation has been included below, although we naturally understand that in a Covid situation, this may not always be possible.  The timetable shows the relevant Oak National Academy units that cover material similar to that which we are covering in school this half term, so that home learning can commence from the first day away from school. We thank parents for their support in doing whatever seems achievable under the relevant circumstances – it really does make a difference!

Year 1 Suggested Weekly Timetable for home learning

Autumn Term:

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Spring Term:

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Summer Term:

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Home Learning Ideas

Here are some useful links to support home learning:

We have now signed up for Oxford Reading Tree online books. The children will be able to access books they are familiar with within their reading level. To login please follow this link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in?open_loginbox=true and click on the tab at the top of the page which says ‘My Class Login’ then enter these details: username – year1andrews password – year1