As children enter Key Stage One in Year 1 we build the fundamental foundations so that children can flourish in their academic journey through school. We do lots of hands-on learning through our inspiring and fun curriculum. We learn through many practical activities and spend lots of our time using equipment, discussing our work and spending time in our groups sharing our ideas.
Here are a few things we would like to share with you:
Our teacher: Miss Shone
Our learning support assistants: Mrs Rounds and Mrs Kirke
Our School Rules:
At St. Mary’s, in everything we say and do we follow the teaching of Jesus.
1. We always listen carefully so that we can learn and be safe.
2. We work hard and persevere to achieve our best.
3. We take responsibility for our actions.
4. We show good manners by being kind and treating others as we would like to be treated.
5. We value and care for our school and all the things in it.
6. When lining up and walking round school, we always walk quietly.
Reading at home has a huge impact on learning across all areas of the curriculum as it develops their knowledge of the world around them. Reading helps children to develop their vocabulary and language skills. It also develops curiosity, listening skills and your child’s imagination and creativity. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to spend some special one-on-one bonding time together, enjoying books.
We do understand that children are tired when they come home from school, and many children enjoy various after school clubs so time after school may be limited. However, it is so important to make time for reading, and 15 minutes every day will have a huge positive impact on your child's learning both now and in the future. We encourage all children to read for 15-20 minutes every day. Reading at home should be fun - you can take turns reading the pages if you need to, and it doesn't always have to be your child's school book - any reading counts!
· Please read with your child every night.
· Phonics homework set weekly corresponding with sounds taught that week
· EdShed – Phonics Shed set weekly
Monday: Phonics, Calculations, Maths, Literacy, Art and RE.
Tuesday: Phonics, Calculations, Maths (every other half term Gymnastics), Literacy, Science.
Wednesday: Phonics, Calculations, Maths, Literacy, Additional RE and PE.
Thursday: Phonics, Calculations, Maths, Literacy, RE, History.
Friday: Phonics, Calculations, Maths, Literacy, RE, Music.
Computing will be taught during a block throughout the half-term.
Please note the phonics screening takes place in Year 1. You will find more information about this through parent meetings.
Please use the phonics homework that is given each week and EdShed to support your child’s phonics knowledge.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the Year 1 team.
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