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. This is handed out of Friday, and collected in on Wednesday. This can be completed however you wish, and if you would like to bring in pieces of paper with their work on then these can be put into their homework folders. Please encourage your child to hand it in on time. There is always an optional task that will help to support the learning we’ve been doing in class that week.

Other Information:

P.E will be on a Thursday morning and swimming on Friday, 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 Thursday. Music will be taught on Wednesday.

Miss Sanders will teach the class on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Mrs Allen will teach the class on Thursday.

Mrs Ripley will teach the class on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs Casey is the permanent TA in the class.

Here is a copy of the timetable.

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: