Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 will be taught this year by Miss Baldwin and supported by Mrs Kerr,  Mrs Howes and Miss Pickering. We will also have Mrs Ibbotson and Senora Stansfield working with us too.

In order to help Year 1 children transition from Reception to Year 1, there will be a mix of continuous provision as well as focused tasks, led by an adult. Children will be encouraged to develop their independence throughout the year so they are prepared for more formal learning methods as they progress.

In their Reading Journey Y1 Children will have daily phonics sessions to prepare them for the National Phonics Screening test in the summer. You can read more about this screening by clicking here.

Subjects will be taught in a variety of different ways to support the needs of every learner. We will be working hard to encourage engagement and motivation from every child and are dedicated to support our children to instill lifelong love of learning.

Y1 National Phonics Screening Test

In June 2020 your child will take part in this screening. The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning. You can find out more about the screening and also how best to support your child here


PE will be on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons this year. It is very important that you have PE kit in school every day.

Please ensure you have a white T shirt, black shorts/track suits and trainers in school.

Earrings are not allowed to be worn during PE sessions. Please remove earrings or bring tape from home to cover them.

Home Learning

Home Learning will be sent home on a Friday. Please make sure it is returned by the following Thursday.

Children will read with an adult at school at least once a week. However, they are expected to change their own reading book in our class reading area, once they have finished their book at home and it has been recorded by an adult. 

Themes for 2019-20

Autumn 1: Around the World

Autumn 2: Hidden Worlds 

Spring 1:   Production 

Spring 2:  The Great Fire of London

Summer 1: Nature Detectives 

Summer 2: Olympics/Ancient Greece

For more details visit the curriculum page or see the Long term plan here

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