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 given a range of homework tasks. These tasks are optional, however we do emphasise the importance of regular reading and phonics/spelling practice at home. Homework will be given out on Fridays, please encourage your child to hand it in on Wednesdays.

Other Information:

P.E will be on a Wednesday 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 Tuesday and music continues to be taught on a Thursday.

Mrs Wheller will work with Year 1 all day.

Mrs Thomas will teach the class on Friday afternoon.

Useful Websites:

Username / Passwords can be found in children’s home school diaries.

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: