Year 1 2020 - 2021
Irish Mails Class Teacher
Flying Scotsman Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 1!
If your child is in Flying Scotsman Class, their Class Teacher is Mrs Watkins-Smith. If your child is in Irish Mails Class, their Class Teacher is Miss Hildebrandt. Year 1 Classes are supported by Mrs Lunt and Mrs Jones, our Teaching Assistants.
Key Information for Spring Term
School reopened for all pupils on Monday 8th March 2021. Whilst we will do our utmost to provide as safe an environment for pupils as we can, we remain in an unprecedented situation. We aim to be very clear and honest about what provision will look like to support families.
Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day unless they have PE or Forest School, in which case, they should arrive wearing their kit. They will remain in their kit all day.
Children should not need to bring pencil cases, PE kits or other personal items to school.
Children should bring a water bottle with their name marked on it.
Children will be in their class groups and will stay in their class groups for the day, including break and lunch times.
Children will be provided with their own stationery for use in school.
Children will eat lunch in their classrooms and enjoy a play session outside. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with a free meal at lunchtime.
School meals for children in Year 3 – 6 can be paid for via School Gateway as normal unless eligible for free school meals.
There will be a choice of hot food and sandwiches each day.
Staff will encourage hand hygiene and positive hygiene practices throughout the day.
Children in Year 1 should be reading at home for a short time every day. Regular practise really helps them to become confident readers.
Reading books will be changed twice a week, with the children starting to become more responsible for choosing their own books as the year progresses. Please continue to sign the reading record books so that we know that your child has shared their book with you. We will send home a library book each week that your child has chosen themselves.
The children will also be given word activities or spelling patterns linked to their phonics, which they can access on the school website each week. We will review these with the children each Monday and let you know how they get on.
Maths activities will occasionally be set and will be chosen to support our current learning in the classroom. They may take the form of a simple game or activity which you can have fun doing with your child. Any homework will be shared and given a special stamp of achievement.
Useful Websites for Additional Learning
Children will have PE twice a week. Your child will need a full PE kit from the beginning of the academic year. The PE kit is normally kept in school on the children’s peg and sent home at the end of every half-term to be washed, however during the Spring Term, children are asked to wear their kit to school due to the measures we are taking to minimise the risk of coronavirus on the premises. Please see the timetable below to check when your child should wear their appropriate sport wear to school.
Reception and Year 1 children will have PE in the School Hall, and therefore will need to wear their indoor PE kit to school. They will wear their PE kit all day and not need to bring their uniform with them.
In warm weather, children can wear black/navy shorts and a plain white t-shirt. In cooler weather, children can wear grey/navy/black leggings/jogging or tracksuit bottoms, a warm top plus a waterproof coat (no football shirts or multi-coloured kits).
Children will have a series of Forest School sessions during the term. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots from the beginning of the academic year. Children are to wear appropriate outdoor clothes to school (not their uniform) for the whole day, bringing an additional pair of shoes to wear indoors. Please see timetable above.
Please download the curriculum overviews below to see what your child will be learning this term. For more information about the National Curriculum, simply speak with your child's Teacher or visit the National Curriculum website.
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Year 1: Blog items
Flying Scotsman create clay tree gargoyles, by Mrs Jones
Irish Mails get arty for Remembrance in the woods., by Mrs Jones