Welcome to Year 1!

Year 1 begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year! Throughout the year, we will be working on becoming more independent learners and always having a go. We will strive to do our best, achieve our full potential and embrace challenges. We will also explore, discover and experience new things, enjoy our learning and work hard together to create a positive and helpful learning environment to support each other.

We have an exciting year ahead of us with some great Theme topics including Around Our School, Toys, Kings and Queens and Explorers. We are learning to be mathematicians, writers, readers, scientists, designers, artists, historians and geographers – what a busy life!! We will also be learning how to be kind friends and live out our school mission of 'Love One Another' every day. 

In our classroom you will always find us developing our love for learning with Miss O'Neill, Mrs Webster and Mrs Wilson. To find out more about our learning in Year One, please see below.

 

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Transition to Year 1

At the start of the year, we will be echoing a lot of the play-based learning your children did when they were in Reception to help make their transition easier. When the class is happily settled and ready for a more formal style of learning, we will gradually introduce it. We will regularly work in small groups moving to more whole class teaching.

PE

PE will be on a Monday each week.

Children need to come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled with your child name, long hair is tied up and any jewellery is removed. See our PE curriculum map to find out about the different sports and skills the children will be taught this year.

Reading 

During Year 1, the children will continue to develop their phonics skills to become independent readers. The children will practise phonics every day, take part in whole class reading and guided reading sessions in small groups. All year 1 children will have a phonics decodable book and a reading journal to use to complete the comprehension tasks set. These are due back in school on a Monday so they can be changed. In addition, all children will have 2 coloured banded books and a reading diary. Please read these with your child every day and record any progress in your child's reading diary. These books can be changed any day in the week. They just need to be put in the white box in the classroom. 

Homework 

Children will need to complete the tasks in their reading journal. In addition, Maths task will be set on Mathlectics and Purlemash. If you need log in details, please let me know. 

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Contact 

If you need to contact me, please use the class email.

year1@st-margaretclitherow.nottingham.sch.uk

I am also available before and after school so please come and talk to me.