Welcome to Year 1: "Inventors"

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child in to Year 1.

Year 1 is an exciting year when children begin to develop their independence and grow: both academically and emotionally. Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception, they will gradually be eased into more formal learning: through a range of exciting topics, so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.

Home learning:

Each week your child will be required to complete their homework in their homework books; this may begin to build and differ as we approach May (the time at which your children will take their End of Key Stage 2 Assessments). Please encourage them to hand it in on time (Wednesdays). Your children’s individual targets have been stuck in to their home-school diaries; please read and discuss them with your children.

Other Information:

P.E will be on a Thursday morning and swimming on Fridays,so please could you ensure that the children have the correct kit in school on these days. Mrs Robinson’s Spanish lessons are on a Wednesday. Music will be taught on Wednesday. Miss Saunders will teach the class Monday – Thursday, Mrs Allen will teach the class on Fridays.Teaching assistants will alternate between Miss Forest, Mrs Casey and Mrs Weller. Mrs Thomas will teach the class on Wednesday afternoon.

Assessment for learning:

The new National Curriculum has set out clear expectations for what children should achieve by the end of each key stage. To track pupil attainment we are using Target Tracker, a system that has devised a series of statements that allow children, teachers and parents to assess progress in their learning in line with NC requirements.

Tracker documents: