Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 1. Your Year 1 teachers are Mr Robertson and Miss Hargrave. We welcome any questions you may have particularly as we make the exciting transition from Reception to Key Stage 1.
The best time to see us is after school but if you have any concerns please come and see us in the morning.
We have lots of exciting learning planned for the year! We will be exploring different IPC topics and linking these to the books we will explore in English. Our first IPC topic is “How Are You?” and we will be learning about keeping healthy! Linked to this, we will be looking at the story Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We will have PE lessons twice a week. Your child needs to bring in a named PE kit at the beginning of each half term. This will include navy shorts, a Raglan PE shirt and plimsolls. Please make sure all of your child’s clothes are labelled, even their tie, to help when changing for PE.
We are planning exciting trips linked to our IPC topics. We will keep you updated!
Reading books will be going home as soon as possible. Please try to hear your child read as regularly as possible and ask them questions to support their understanding. For example, How do you think…..is feeling? We will send out a Home Learning jigsaw for each topic. Each week select one Home Learning task to complete and return books by Wednesday. We will also send out Spelling Home Learning to practice and apply the spelling rules. Patterns and strategies we have learnt that week.
We will be using the dragons and sparkling fire to support behaviour for learning. If your child reaches the sparkling fire, they will get a sticker at the end of the day. We will also award team points! If an issue does arise then we will speak to you as soon as possible so that we can work together.
We would love to have helpers on board, especially with reading. If you would like to volunteer then let us know!
Please check your child’s book bag and Parentmail regularly for any letters. If you send a letter into school in your child’s book bag, please could you tell your child it is there and needs to be given to the teacher. Thank you.
We believe it is important for the children to have learning opportunities and playtime outside, so if you could make sure your child has a coat in school every day.
Mr Rob and Miss Hargrave