Hello and welcome to Year 1!
Your teacher this year is Miss Kelly.
Your teaching assistants are Mrs Carr
And Miss Haizelden
We will be learning through groups and providing learning through play opportunities for the first term in Year 1. We have implemented continuous provision access in our classroom to aid our children in their transition into Year 1.
We value our children’s mental health and well-being is paramount.
- Spellings will be set on a Monday morning and a test will be administered on Friday. Please practice these with your child, they will be linked to the current sound they are learning in class.
- Reading to be done each day. Ensure that you allow your child to hold their book, encourage them to follow with their finger and sound out each word if they are unsure.
- EducationCity – Homework will be set through EducationCity.com – all children have been given their username and password (if you have not got this information please contact the school ASAP). This will also be used in case of further bubble closures or lockdowns to ensure learning continues.
We will be using SeeSaw to share lovely moments and good work from both home and school. Your child will have their own log in and QR code in order to access and upload work. Please share with us any work and news you wish to. This can be accessed through an app or a web browser.
We teach children to read and write through Read Write Inc. Phonics. This is a fantastic scheme and the children really enjoy it.
In literacy we are currently learning using the book The Bog Baby. This is a magical story with a serious message about what it means to really love something. When two small sisters decide to go fishing in the magic pond, they find something unexpected and much better than a frog or a newt: they find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls love him with a passion and make a pact to make him their secret. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, one of the girls breaks silence and tells their mum. And she teaches them the greatest lesson, if you really love something, you have to do the best for it and let it go….
In Maths we are learning basic place value to 10 and we will soon be moving on to addition and subtraction to 10. We use concrete, pictorial and abstract representations when teaching to ensure children gain a full understanding.