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St Anne's Catholic

Primary School

Live, Love and Learn together with Christ.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Teacher Message

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome to our Year 1 class page.

 

Year 1 have already had an excellent start to their new school term and have settled back with lots of enthusiasm for school work and they are showing their independence with their jobs around the classroom! 
 

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  amccabe@st-annes.walsall.sch.uk

Mrs Trattos  etrattos@st-annes.walsall.sch.uk

 

On behalf of the Year 1 team, we would like to thank you for your  support and we look forward to meeting you very soon. 

 

The Year 1 Team!

Mrs McCabe,  Mrs Trattos and Miss Wallis 

 

 

Key Information 

Staff in Year 1

Mrs McCabe Year 1 Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday am)

Mrs Trattos Year 1 Class Teacher (Thursday pm - 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 Friday and t will be due back in every Wednesday. 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. Children will soon be set up with their usernames and passwords which will be 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 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! 

Phonics
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 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 Monday 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

 

 

 

 

 

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