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During these topics, the children will gain an understanding through discussion, research and a range of learning activities about history, countries and environments in the world around them.
Our science topics this year are:
In year 1 our primary focus is on reading. We share lots of stories in class and we retell, sequence and predict what might happen next in our Composition lessons.
By the end of year 1, your child is expected to be reading at phase 5 (phonics), therefore we encourage you to read as much as possible with your child at home. We read in small groups during school time to develop decoding skills initially and then comprehension skills as the year progresses.
In June, your child will take part in the government Phonic Screening test. This will test your child’s phonic ability, e.g. the ability to decode and read real and nonsense words. The pass mark for in previous years was 32 out of 40. We teach daily phonics lessons from 8.50-9.30 so please ensure your child is punctual as this is valuable teaching time.
In mathematics, we focus on the four calculations by completing practical activities. We will also cover: shape, time, money, measures and fractions throughout the year. To help your child at home, you could practise counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10.
Please see our Class Dojo page for regular updates. If you have any queries, please see a member of the Year 1 team.
We pride ourselves on our uniform. Children should all come to school wearing full school uniform: a plain grey jumper (with or without the school logo), black shoes, black trousers/skirt and a white polo shirt.
P.E. kit should be brought into school on Monday and is taken home on Fridays. Children should have a white P.E. top, shorts and trainers or plimsolls.
These are used to communicate between parents and teachers. Please write a note when your child has read and comment on their understanding of the text. We really appreciate as much reading as you are able to do with your child. When they have read, please ask them questions about what they have read to make sure they understand the text.
For general enquiries please contact Mrs A Taylor or Mrs J Hessey