The school gates open at 8.45am, and is supervised from 8.45am by TAs. Children are expected to line up at 8.55am and are then led into class by their teachers.
School finishes for KS1 children at 3.25pm and they are dismissed by their teachers from their classroom.
The school day starts at 9.00 with Handwriting, then Shared Reading or Grammar, then Phonics until playtime. This is followed by English and Maths. First break is at 10.15am. At 12:00 the children say the Angelus and lunch is from 12:05pm-1pm. During the afternoon the children practise their handwriting, key words, minute maths and have either their theme, science or RE lesson.
Our P.E. day is on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr McGovern. Please make sure you keep your kit in school. It will need to go home to be washed at least every half term. If you do decide to take your children’s kit home before this then please make sure it comes back.
From time to time Mr McGovern and Miss Fielding may have additional PE sessions with the children, which I know they all enjoy so please ensure they come ready! The kit requires a change of appropriate footwear, navy/black shorts and a white t-shirt. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed.
In Year One we want to promote a love of reading. Children need to read the read write inc books at least 4 times a week and this is crucial to their learning development. Reading will also help the childrens imagination to grow and improve their writing. Children need to bring their reading record to school with their book every day to be checked. We really appreciate your support and co-operation with this.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned before the following Wednesday. It is important for the children to keep their homework neat. Their homework should only be completed in pencil.
Children can practise their spellings on Spelling Shed https://play.spellingshed.com/#/login. Key words will be included in the childrens homework for them to practise at home.
Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely February break! This half term we have some brilliant new topics to get stuck into.
This half term we are continuing with our Read Write Inc scheme. More information on the new scheme can be found through this link: https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
The children will continue to apply their phonic knowledge to decode words and develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding.
At the start of this half term in shared reading, the class are looking at our vehicle text, The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. We will be sharing a recipe to become more familiar with non-fiction text features like headings and bullet points.
In Writing, children will continue their work on letter formation including forming lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place. Children will apply their oral rehearsal skills; saying out loud what they are going to write in order to build a quality sentence that makes sense, then recording that using their phonics sounds, spelling rules, finger spaces and punctuation including capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks. Children will begin to use joining words and joining clauses in their writing including and, because, if, so and but. We are aiming to write our own version of a woodland recipe, with many more opportunities to practise writing skills along the way.
In minute maths children will continue practising reading and writing numbers within 100, sequencing numbers and identifying one more and one less than a given number. In the morning maths lessons the children will be focusing on adding one digit and two digit together within 20. They will use a variety of mathematical equipment to show an understanding of adding and subtracting numbers and deepen their understanding through tackling reasoning and problem solving questions.
Our Theme topic this term is a history topic and the history question is: Could a dragon have started the Great Fire of London? The children will learn to:
develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
Our Science topic is: Using our senses. The children will be learning the following skills:
Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
Develop an understanding of the different senses through experiments.
Towards the end of Year 1 the children will have a Phonics Screening test. It is therefore important the children continue practising blending their words and learning new sounds.
We have a lovely RE topic this half term called Following Jesus. During this topic the children will discover and develop their knowledge and understanding of how Jesus chose his first disciples. It introduces them to reflect on how/why we pray. The topic also gives opportunities for the children to learn about Good Samaritan, Jesus going to Jerusalem, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday; understanding what happened and reflecting on the messages of the events.