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Year 1

Who works in Year One:

Miss Pickett (Class Teacher) - Monday and Tuesdays

Mrs Boothroyd (Class Teacher) - Wednesday to Friday

Mrs Sloan (Teaching Assistant) - Works every morning

Mrs Fisher (Computing) – Tuesday Afternoon

Welcome to Year 1.

In Year 1 we hope that every child will come to school happy, develop a love for learning and enjoy themselves. We have both had many years teaching experience in both Reception and KS1 and work closely together to provide a strong team so that each child will make progress throughout the year and that the needs of every child are met.

In Year 1 we support the children in their transition from Reception and gradually introduce a more structured style of learning, whilst still offering a curriculum which the children can enjoy, be creative and access the outdoors. Year 1 is a crucial year in your child’s development and one in which we hope you will see significant progress being made. We encourage the children to become more independent learners, try new things and achieve their best.

Each morning the children are taught Phonics, Guided Reading, English and Maths. After lunch we focus on our topic which covers History and Georgraphy with discrete lessons of P.E., Science, Computing, Music and Religious Education.  In order to ensure a smooth transition from Reception, the children also have access to Continuous Provision.

This year, the children in Year 1 will learn through six exciting topics.  These are:

Autumn

Who am I and where do I live?

Dinosaurs

Spring

Castle adventures/kings and queens

Out of this world

Summer

Food Glorious Food

Deadly 60

 

We aim to hear each child read independently by an adult once a week and all children will take part in Guided Reading sessions on a daily basis.  However, we cannot stress the importance of reading with you child at home.  Encouraging your child to read a range of books and listen to a bedtime story can make a HUGE difference to you child's progress in school.  Reading is the pathway to become a more confident, independent learners.

We really hope your child will enjoy being in Year 1

Thank You

Miss Pickett and Mrs Boothroyd

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