Welcome to Year 1

We are looking forward to working together with you to ensure a happy and productive year for your children. This letter contains some information to familiarise you with the new routines and expectations of Year One pupils. Our aim is for a smooth transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year One curriculum builds on the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play continues alongside more formal learning in a structured environment. We hope that the new challenges of Year One ensure that your child remains motivated and enthused.

The Year One team is as follows:

  • Mrs Kindon – teacher Thursday and Friday
  • Mrs Allen – teacher Monday Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Mrs Smith – midday supervisor
  • Mrs Neshad – teaches Religious Education on a Monday afternoon
  • Ms Heslop-teaches PE on a Tuesday afternoon (please make sure and indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school every Tuesday)

Reading

Your child should bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. They will read once a week but the day may vary. Please read with them as often as possible and sign the reading record each time. There is additional information on the sheet at the front of the record.

Homelearning

Spelling lists will be on Spellodrome but also given as a written list on Friday. They will be tested on the following Friday. Please investigate the way the words are spelt and how they are used in sentences.

Activities will be set on the Mathletics website weekly.

On our half-termly plan, which is on our website, there are ideas for what else to do to support learning in year 1.

Thank you,

Mrs Allen and Mrs Kindon