Year 1

A very warm welcome from Miss Kim Chandler

Welcome to Year 1, an exciting transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 and the National Curriculum. We aim to make this move as smooth as possible encouraging learning through play as well as more structured activities. I look forward to working closely with you and your child over the next year.

Religion

We will be continuing our focus on theme of ‘The Year of Mercy’ until November. Following that we will be looking forward to 2017 as we celebrate 50 years of Pope Paul Catholic Primary School.

English

Reading

Your child has been given a reading record book. Please ensure that your child has this book with them on their reading day. We will record when we have heard them read and ask that parents do the same. A reading focus will be recorded in their Reading Record Book. Your child will also pick out a library book to bring home. During the week there are plenty of opportunities for your child to change their library book using the class library.

Spelling

Spellings are based on high frequency and common exception words as outlined in the National Curriculum.  We have a sound of the week which forms the focus for spellings. Please support your child in their learning, extend them by looking at other words with the same patterns and using them in writing tasks.

Handwriting

We do handwriting on a daily basis. Please encourage your child to take time to present their learning neatly and with care.

Maths

Please practise mental maths regularly at home to build up your child’s ability to manipulate number. By the end of Year 1, children should have quick recall of addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 20.

Home Learning

Home learning is explained and given out each Friday and is due back the following Wednesday. All home learning is stuck into the home learning books. It is vital that home learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class.

In order to keep you in touch with your child’s learning, all home learning tasks are to be signed. If your child has struggled with the home-learning tasks set, please do not hesitate to write feedback underneath your child’s learning.

Other information

  • Please inform us if your child is going home with someone other than yourself.
  • Please ensure that your child’s belongings are labelled.
  • A piece of fruit is available every day for snack, but if you wish to send in a small snack please ensure it is fruit only.
  • Bring in a water bottle every day.
  • Boxes of tissues are always welcome.

Curriculum Overview for Year 1

Year 1 News