Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to our Year 1 class page.
We hope you and your children had a great summer break and are now excited for the new school term in Year 1.
Our PE and Forest school days will be confirmed during the first week back.
Homework does not commence until Autumn 2 but we do encourage daily reading and the enjoyment of 1000 stories. We change your child's reading book as often as we can but please also encourage your child's independence by choosing their own 1000 story book as often as they can.
Please take time to look at our class page which is regularly updated with information and photographs of what we have been learning in class.
It is our priority to ensure that your child remains happy and safe whilst in our care. However, if you do have any queries, questions or concerns, 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 email@example.com
Mrs Trattos firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Year 1 team, we would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to welcome your child into Year 1 and the opportunity to meet you all very soon.
The Year 1 Team!
Mrs McCabe, Mrs Trattos and Miss Wallis
Staff in Year 1
Mrs Trattos Year 1 Class Teacher: Monday
Mrs McCabe Year 1 Class Teacher: Tuesday - Friday
Mrs Wallis Year 1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Baker Art Teacher
Mrs Taylor Music Teacher
Homework in Year 1
Homework in Year 1 will be introduced in the second Autumn term. All Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and it will be due back in every Monday. The main focus will be on Reading, Phonics/Spelling patterns and a Maths activity called Learn Its. There are numerous games and activities also available to your child via PurpleMash. When your child is set up with their usernames and passwords, they will be located inside their reading packets so that they can be kept safe.
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 like you to listen to your child daily (where 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 and we would also encourage you to continue to read books of interest to your child so that they can hear you reading too!
In Year 1, we start off the year, revising Level 3 Phonics sounds that were previously taught in Reception. After this, we progress onto Level 4 and Level 5. Level 5 being the main level being taught in Year 1. Please use this website (Phonics Play) at home to encourage your children to practise their reading skills by segmenting, using phoneme fingers and by blending. Your child will recognise which game they have been using in school. Suggested Levels to practise are below:
Autumn 1 - Any level 3 game
Autumn 2 - Any level 3, 4 or 5 game
Spring 1 - Any level 5 game
Spring 2 - Any level 5 game
Summer 1 - Any level 3 or 5 game depending on which digraph/trigraph your child needs most help
Summer 2 - Any level 3 or 5 game depending on which digraph/trigraph your child needs most help
Forest School in Year 1
This will take place every week (Day to be confirmed) 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 week (Day to be confirmed) Please remember that, 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, Mrs Trattos and Miss Wallis