Welcome to Year 1’s class page.
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As we have completed our work with our gymnastics coach, there will be a slight change to our timetable. PE lessons will now take place on Tuesdays. As usual, children should arrive to school wearing their PE Kit (plain joggers permitted) and appropriate footwear.
Half Term homework
I have uploaded homework for the half-term week onto SeeSaw as well as our class page.
I have also included some optional English and maths activity booklets that cover some general topics and will help keeping the children’s minds active over the following week.
I would recommend that the children continue to read their reading books as well as any reading books that they have at home. There is also a link below to the Oxford Owl website that contains a free e-book library as well as some activities linked to phonics. It is really important that the children continue to practice their sounds as much as possible (you can find a copy of our set 2 and 3 sounds below, as well as information about the phonics screening check that the children will need to take in June).
As stated above, you will be able to access the 3 main homework tasks on SeeSaw
Please see the video link to show parents how to login to Seesaw- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFDT1ZRIMnU&feature=youtu.be
|Who works in the class?||Mr McKenzie – Class Teacher
Mrs Heald – Teaching Assistant
Miss Litherland – 1:1 Support
Mrs Snowden – 1:1 Support
|Important Information||Year 1 begin the school day at 8.55am and finish at 3.30pm.
Drop off/collection is at the Key Stage 1 playground gate.
Late arrivals should contact the school office.
If another relative or someone other than a parent is collecting, please inform a member of staff at the gate or contact the school office.
|When are spelling tests?||Spellings as part of the ‘Read, Write Inc’ Phonics scheme. The children complete these when they are on yellow, blue or grey books. These will be once a week.|
|When are arithmetic/mental maths tests?||Weekly – These will be done on Fridays but will not commence for the first couple of weeks to allow your child to settle into Year 1 and the return to school.|
|When is homework sent out?||This year, homework will be set electronically. The work should be completed and uploaded to SeeSaw. Homework should be completed at home and not returned to school. This is to minimise the risk of infection.|
|What are procedures for reading books?||We encourage you to read with your child daily. To minimise the risk of infection, we have adapted the way we handle/change reading books.
We kindly ask that books are returned on Mondays. We will unfortunately not be accepting reading books on any other day of the week. Your child will receive a new book every Monday.
Please understand that in some instances there may be a slight delay in providing your child with a new reading book. We would encourage the children to read their book more than once to develop their fluency and understanding of the text.
|When are PE days?||The PE day for Autumn term will now be on Tuesdays.
Your child should arrive to school wearing their PE Kit and will leave school wearing their PE kit. This is to minimise close contact in more confined areas such as the cloakroom. PE Sessions are planned to take place in the hall, but may move outside if weather permits.
We appreciate that Autumn and Winter weather is not appropriate for shorter clothing such as shorts and will be allowing children to wear plain black, grey or navy joggers with their kit as well their school jumper/cardigan.
Year 1 will have a phonics screening test in June. It is important that they keep up to date with all their sounds. We use the Read Write Inc scheme in school and it is recommended that you practice these sounds with your child at home.
Please find below a copy of the Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds.
|Rewards for hard work & good behaviour.||All children can earn individual house-points for demonstrating a hard-working or thoughtful attitude, as well as being helpful, kind or otherwise a good citizen.
Children have ‘Always’ tickets. They begin each week with five ‘Always’ tickets and only lose a ticket should their name be moved to red (see below).
|Consequences for lack of effort and poor behaviour||
Green – all children begin each day on green and remain there unless their behaviour results in them being moved down.
Amber – children who have shown a poor attitude to work and play or shown behaviour that is not acceptable will be moved down to amber. This acts as a warning and allows the children an opportunity to reflect on their choices/behaviour.
Red – If children persist with poor behaviour or effort, their name will be moved from amber to red. This will also result in the loss of one always ticket. A letter will be sent home if a child loses 3 always tickets in a week.
Reflection room – If a child shows poor behaviour during lunch/play time, they will be sent to the reflection room to think about their behaviour and choices. If a child is sent to reflection room 3 times in one half -term, a letter will be sent home.
|Anything else relevant for your year group||
Year 1 complete a Phonics Screening check in the Summer term.
We promote independence in Year 1, wherever possible and would encourage you to do the same at home.
Below is a copy of the Year 1 common exception words that the children will be tested on throughout the year. I would encourage you to practice these at home with your child frequently.