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Welcome to
Year 1

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Our class teacher is:

Mrs Bennett

Our class teaching assistants is:

Mrs Hepworth

General Information

Welcome

We have 30 amazing, little students in our class this year.

Mrs Bennett is the teacher.

Year 1 is an exciting year where we learn to be more independent learners. 

We have daily English and Mathematics sessions, including arithmetic, guided reading, phonics/spelling and handwriting.   

PE and music are taught by specialist coaches and teachers.

Our curriculum provides a broad and balanced range of topics to engage and inspire the children in their learning.

We hope our year will be full of fun, excitement and learning.

 

This half terms Value is Hope.

Daily Routine

Doors open at 8.40.

Our busy  day starts at 8.45am.

We have a morning break at 10.00am.

Lunch time is at 11.45pm.

Afternoon break is flexible

Our jam packed day ends at 3.15pm.

 

Communication 

Class Dojo is our online communication platform,  it will be used to communicate with  parents and carers to keep you up to date with what is happening in Year 1B.  You can use Class Dojo to ask any questions and we will do our best to help and answer them.

If a parent or career wishes to speak to a member of the Year 1 team in person, we ask that they use ClassDojo or phone the school office to arrange a suitable time to meet.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns. 

Physical Education 

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays.  Your child’s PE kit should consist of a white  t-shirt,  black shorts and pumps/trainers. PE kits can be left in school for the half term.  Earrings are not to be worn for PE. If children have earrings in they need to be removed by themselves. Members of staff CAN NOT remove earrings due to health and safety. Hair needs to be tied up.

Homework / Home learning

Homework will be set weekly. This will consist of a weekly spelling list, looking at the harder to read and spell words and either a piece of English or Mathematics work. It will be sent out on a Friday to be returned  by the following Wednesday.  The weekly spelling test will be on Friday during our phonics and spelling sessions. 

Reading

We encourage children to read a wide range of books. We send home a school reading book and the children all have accounts on Bug Club to access additional books. Please feel free though to read any other books you have with your child.

All children have a specific banded home reading book. This will be continually targeted to their reading ability and fluency to enable them to become confident, fluent readers. We expect the children to read their reading book at least three times a week. 

 

Reading books will be changed on FRIDAYS. 

We do not expect children to read a whole book each night! Little and often is the key to a successful and happy reader. Re-reading books enables children to become more confident and fluent in their reading.

We aim to instill a love of reading in the children, where they see reading as a pleasure and not a chore.

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Please use the links below to access our Online Learning Platforms.

Log-in details for Bug Club and Numbots can be found on your child's Class Dojo portfolio.

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Curriculum

We invite all parents to dive into our Curriculum, a unique educational journey designed to ignite your child's curiosity and passion for learning. Discover how we nurture creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for knowledge, making every day an adventure in education. Your child's dreams start here!

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