Year 1 2020 - 2021
We are so happy to see you all again. It feels like such a long time since we were all together in school. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday this summer and are ready to get back into the swing of things. We know we are! We are so pleased with how well the children are all settling into Year One and how they are coping with all of the new changes. We are having a great time getting to know each other.
In Year One we are lucky to have two class teachers. Mrs Griffiths will be teaching Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Shaw will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Arnold is our teaching assistant and is here each day.
Your child will be given a set of reading books which will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure reading books and reading diaries are brought to school every day. Children will have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week in school. Guided reading sessions will take place each week and we will also use this time to check reading diaries.
Homework will be handed out on a Friday and should be returned completed by Wednesday.
P.E is on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school and that all items are labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school.
In English, we will be learning about adventure stories through the text Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Basic skills for reading and writing are being developed during Year One. Building words by using the ‘phonics they know’ is the main strategy we encourage for both decoding and writing words. We will be carrying out phonic assessments so we can start our Read Write Inc. sessions to learn phonics and spellings.
In maths, basic maths skills are being taught throughout Year One. We will particularly focus on counting, more/less, identifying shapes and their properties and simple addition and subtraction. We will be introducing lots of vocabulary which will be reinforced and where possible we will be making links to maths in our everyday lives.
In science we will look at animals including humans.
Our RE topic is God.
We are looking forward to getting to know your child and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that they enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year One has to offer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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