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Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. This page explains some of the work we will be doing this half term.

Staff in Year 1.
Swallow: Mr Lundy; Nightingale: Miss Miah; Peacock: Mrs James
Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Dollery, Mrs Ginger and Mrs Short
Other staff working in Year 1: Miss Gamperle  and Ashley Field from Sports Plus.

Curriculum Information Autumn Term 2017

Peacock Class

Peacock Class have been reading the book Bee: Nature's tiny miracle by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup. We were inspired to create some moving bee art work.

Nightingale Class

Nightingale Class have been doing lots of number work. We have been practising our number formation and counting up to 10. We decided to count different resources around the classroom.  We have also been practising our letter formation and are working very hard to learn and write Tricky Words. 

Jigsaw PSHE

Y1 - Jigsaw Jack

Jigsaw Jack, will be helping us as we explore this term's puzzle: Dreams and Goals "Celebrating Differences".

Swallow Class

Swallow Class read Hiding Heidi by Fiona Woodstock. Heidi is the best at hiding: in school, at the playground, or in the park. Heidi‚Äôs friends know how much she loves hiding, so they always let her play and win. But Heidi learns the importance of sharing the limelight with other people and how much more fun it can be when you appreciate what your friends are good at too!  Swallow Class were inspired to play Hide and Seek can you spot them they also were inspired to share some of their favourite activities with each other.

National Curriculum for Year 1

Homework

Children will be reading Bug Club books in class and these can also be accessed on-line. Daily reading is essential to support the children across the curriculum.   Children will also be given passwords to Mathletics. 

Phonics

We recommend that you visit this website, which is full of excellent guidance and resources.

http://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticphonics.co.uk

Information about the phonics screening which children in Year 1 take is below.

Cued Articulation

We use a system called Cued Articulation to support our teaching of phonics.  Children quickly become familiar with the signs.  The link below is not wonderful quality, but explains very clearly how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBJ9-SBe2eI

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