In year 1 we encourage and support children to develop independence and nurture a positive attitude to learning. The children will experience a range of fun and engaging learning activities.
There are two Year 1 classes, each class is supported by 2 teaching assistants. Every morning children have a Literacy and Numeracy lesson. Children are taught phonics three times a week, where we continue to follow the successful Read Write Inc programme.
In the afternoons, children are taught Science, RE, Additional Literacy and PSHE through the Connected Curriculum. Each term they also have Humanities week where they learn History and Geography topics. One morning per week, the children take part in art and PE by specialist teachers. They also have a weekly music session.
The children read at least twice a week with the teaching assistant. Children are provided with a piece of fruit each day as a healthy snack and you have the option of buying milk or orange juice and a biscuit for your child, by arrangement with the school.
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
These are the times that apply to a year 1 pupil’s school day.
|08:45||school gates open|
|08:55||children may enter classrooms|
|15:00||end of school|
Wait with your child in the area outside your child’s classroom. A member of staff will greet your child and assist them once inside.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Miss Kirsty Woollaston||1A - class teacher|
|Mr Ben Steer||1 alpha - class teacher|
There is a PE sessions once a week:
Friday morning - your child can wear a tracksuit to school on this day.
Throughout the year your child will also receive additional PE sessions. You will be informed when these start to take place. On these days - please bring a PE kit to school - shorts, t-shirt, pumps, socks. Please also label your child’s clothes with their name and class as children often misplace their things.
There is home reading at least three times a week. Please sign the reading diary to indicate you have heard your child read.
There will also be regular practice of maths targets. Targets will be updated once achieved in school.
Please bring reading book and homework folder to school every day.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms:
Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
Children can bring a bottle of water each day (no juice please) and can refill them in school when required. Please label the water bottles.
We are happy to talk to you however first thing in the morning is not always he best time to catch us. We are always available after school - let us know and we will arrange an appointment.
When sending any money to school please place it in a sealed envelope labelled with the child’s name, class, amount enclosed and purpose and hand it to the member of staff at the door in the morning. We are not able to take money from you at the end of the day. Alternatively you can take it to the school’s main reception.
If you have any concerns please raise them in the first instance with your child’s teacher or teaching assistant. Should you need to escalate the issue please call the school to arrange an appointment with Lorraine Knowles (Deputy Head) first and then Caroline Kiely (Head).
Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk - Childcare and parenting)
primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)
200+ page framework document