Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to our Year 1 class page. A very warm welcome back to you all! We hope you and your children had a lovely holiday and that you and your child are both ready for their return to school! We are so excited to be welcoming all of our new children back to school and are eagerly looking forward to getting to know your children - our new Year 1 class!
The transition to Year 1 may be a little daunting for some but we will be aiming to make this transition as smooth as possible and will be spending the first few days gently introducing the children to their new classroom and new routines.
Please take time to look at our class page which will be updated with more information and photographs of what we have been learning in class so please continue to check back regularly to see what we have been doing.
If you do have any queries, questions or concerns throughout the year, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email. Alternatively you can fill out the contact form below which will send us a direct message.
Mrs McCabe firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Trattos email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you all and working with you all to ensure that all your children remain happy and safe whilst in our care.
Mrs McCabe and Mrs Trattos
Staff in Year 1
Mrs Trattos Year 1 Class Teacher (Monday and Tuesday)
Mrs McCabe Year 1 Class Teacher (Wednesday-Friday)
Mrs Wallis Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Matchett Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Baker Art Teacher
Mrs Taylor Music Teacher
Mr Walker PE Teacher
Homework in Year 1
Homework in Year 1 will be handed out on a Friday and will be due back in on a Wednesday. The main focus will be on phonics and spelling patterns. This year we will be trialling homework through Google Classroom but don’t panic, we know this will take time to set all the children up! We will keep you updated and well informed when we are ready to start this. Children will have all their usernames and passwords located inside their reading packets.
Reading in Year 1
Children will continue to develop their reading skills through the teaching of phonics in class and with their own class reading book. We aim to change these books once a week and we would welcome the opportunity for you to listen to your child as much as possible to help build their confidence in this area. Please sign your child’s reading record every time you listen to them read and where necessary notify us with your comments. These can be very useful. You are also welcome to record comments about additional books your child has taken an interest in or any books you may read to your child also.
Forest School in Year 1
This will take place every Tuesday afternoon during all weathers. We would strongly advise that you send your child into school with a clearly labelled pair of wellies along with a clearly labelled warm waterproof jacket or preferably a wet suit. They can get very messy!
Physical Education in Year 1
This will take place every Friday afternoon. Please remember that this year, we will be expecting your child to come into school all ready in their full St Anne’s PE kit and please ensure that earrings have been removed on this day. Children with long hair will also be expected to have this tied up.
We thank you, in advance, for your continued support.
Mrs McCabe and Mrs Trattos