In year 1 we encourage and support pupils to develop independence and nurture a positive attitude to learning. Pupils will experience a range of fun and engaging learning activities.
There are two Year 1 classes, each class is supported by 1 teaching assistant. Every morning pupils have a Literacy and Numeracy lesson. Pupils are also taught phonics 4 times a week, where we continue to follow the successful Read Write Inc programme.
In the afternoons, pupils are taught humanities and PSHE. Each term they also have humanities launch day where pupils are immersed in a new topics. One morning per week, pupils are taught art and RE by specialist teachers. They also have a weekly music session.
We encourage a love of reading and pupils spend some time each afternoon developing their fluency. During these sessions pupils will read to their teacher or TA.
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|
|08:45||pupils 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. We encourage pupils to enter the main classroom door independently.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Mrs Kirsty Woollaston||1A - class teacher|
|Miss Laura Wiffen||1 alpha - class teacher|
There is a PE sessions once a week:
Thursday afternoon - 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 pupils often misplace their things.
To promote progress, we encourage you to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please sign the reading diary to indicate you have heard your child read.
A piece of English and maths homework will be sent home every Friday and we expect it to be returned by the following Thursday. For pupils who like a challenge we send home an optional maths task to be completed!
Pupils will follow the Maths - No Problem scheme of work, which follows the requirements of the 2014 English National Curriculum. The Maths - No Problem Scheme was assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which judged that it met the core criteria for a high-quality scheme to support teaching for mastery. As a result, the Maths - No Problem Primary Series is the only recommended textbook for schools.
Number bonds will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units. Pupils will also learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
Pupils can bring a bottle of water each day (no juice please) and can refill them in school when required. Please clearly 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. Alternatively you can take it to the school’s main reception.
We encourage pupils to be responsible for their own possessions .We ask that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name to support them in doing this.
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