Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to the start of Year 1 2022-2023. We hope you've all had a lovely summer holiday and we can't wait to see you back in school! Please remember to bring in your special picture, photograph or object into school so you can share your special memory.
Hello everyone! Welcome to Year 1. We regularly update this page with our learning, homework activities and other important information.
Click the links below to take you to information on this page:
- PE days
- Drop off and Pick up
- What we are learning in school.
- Phonics and Reading
- Please read the school letters. These include all the latest information about any whole school changes.
If you have any questions, email us on our Year 1 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the office at email@example.com. Please include your child’s class.
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Meet the Teacher
Please find the information for the meet the teacher event that took place on Wednesday 14th September 2022 below. Thank you for those who attended. If you were unable to attend and have any questions about the information below. Please feel free to ask us questions.
We have three classes in Year 1. These are the teachers and LSAs in each class:
1DVR - Mrs Van Ristell and Mrs Tansey
1SG - Mrs Swan, Miss Griffiths and Mrs Clemo
1JQ - Mrs Quinn and Miss Scragg
For the week commencing Monday 29th August can children in all classes come into school in their PE on Friday 2nd September.
The PE dates below will then start during the week commencing Monday 5th September.
Each class has set days for PE
1DVR - Monday and Tuesday
1SG - Monday and Thursday
1JQ - Monday and Wednesday
Please make sure that your child comes to school in PE kit on these days.
For PE children should wear:
- School sweatshirts and polo shirts
- Leggings, shorts, jogging or tracksuit bottoms
- Trainers (PE is always outside, please can you wear trainers during wet weather)
- Long hair tied back.
If your child wears earrings, please can they be taped up or taken out before they come to school on a PE day.
School Drop Off and Pick Up
Please drop your child off at the Year 1 gates and they can then walk up to the classroom. At the end of the day, you can collect your child from their classroom. We ask that you please step back and social distance as best as possible.
Online Learning Resources
Charanga - https://charanga.com/user/login
Activelearn - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#all
Teach your monster to read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Phonics Play - www.phonicsplay.com - we have a school username and password that Phonics Play have allowed us to share with our parents and children. Please remember it is only for the children in our school. username:richmond1234 password:richmond1234
See below for a summary of all of our learning themes, homework ideas and learning intentions for each term.
Memory Box – Autumn 1
Bright Lights, Big City – Autumn 2
Splendid Skies – Spring 1
Paws, Claws and Whiskers - Spring 2/Summer 1
Rio de Vida - Summer 1/Summer 2
Summary, Homework Ideas and Learning Intentions
The children will be given a homework sheet with ideas that lasts the length of a Connected Learning Unit. We ask children could complete one homework idea every fortnight.
We will then mark the focus area (English, Maths, Creative or Research) off their Bingo board. Please only complete one homework per date.
Please read the document below about how the homework bingo board works.
What we are learning.
Below you will find information on what we are doing in school at the moment.
We will be looking at numbers to 10. Recapping what they have learnt in Early Years.
Our current unit is called Memory Box. We'll be thinking about how life has changed throughout our, our parents and grandparents lives. We'll be thinking about using vocabulary to learn about the past and finding out about our families and our school.
Phonics and Reading
We encourage parents and carers to take an active role in helping children learn to read. We ask that parents read with their child every night or a minimum of three times a week.
We will issue your child a phonics linked home reading book once per week which will be matched to their phonic and reading ability. Your child will also be able to bring home another book, chosen by them, to develop a love of reading. This could be a book they can read independently but it could be one that parents can read to them.
We will let you know when we have assessed your child and when they are ready to move onto the next colour band book. We test children approximately every 6 weeks. We work on percentage scores to give us an accurate judgement about their colour band. The books we send home are used to develop your child’s fluency so may appear easy. We work on harder books in school to further your child's reading. If you would like any further information about reading, please ask your child’s teacher.
In June, all of the children in Year 1 will complete the Year 1 Phonics Check. There are 40 words in total to read, 20 words are real words and 20 words are pseudo (alien) words. Children use their segmenting and blending skills to apply their phonics knowledge.
Here are the phonemes and tricky words that children need to know by the end of Year 1:
Phonics Resources and Activities
In Year 1 we use Bug Club Phonics to teach phonics and also use resources and games from Phonics Play to support this. You can use the games from Phonics Play to practise your phonemes and tricky words. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources
These are some other ideas you can use to practise your phonics.
Sounds buttons are spots and lines drawn underneath the phonemes in a word (see image below). These will support a child's ability to segment and blend words.
Home Learning Curriculum
Here is the link for the Home Learning app
All the learning resources will now be on the app.