Welcome to Year 1, my name is Mrs Kettley and I will be working with Mrs Powell in Year 1 this year.
The aim of Year 1 is to promote independent learners.
We would greatly appreciate your support to help develop their independence:-
We would like to celebrate the successes of the children and would encourage them to bring into school any certificates or badges etc that they have been awarded outside of school for a Friday awards assembly e.g., ballet, swimming, music, judo, etc.
In Year 1 we will have lots of opportunities to go on school trips-these trips compliment our classroom learning and bring topics to life for the children. However, to enable these trips to go ahead we do need some parents to support us by coming along. Our learning is based around our class topics. These topics open up a number of learning opportunities for the children.
We are a very busy class and we enjoy active learning at every possible opportunity. In order to do this we rely on help from parents and if you are able to help us in any way (e.g. volunteering to help during trips) we would be most grateful, please speak to me after school.
Reading is vitally important and children will bring home reading books everyday. These can also be changed in school everyday. Please listen to your children read and ask questions about what they have read to help their understanding .
This could be questions such as:
What do you think will happen next?
Why did that happen?
Who was your favourite character?
What happened at the start/middle/end?
Reading to your children will help to develop their imagination and enjoyment of stories. Children are enjoying reading a variety of books in our Year 1 ‘Jungle Book’ corner.
On our PE days please provide your child with a bag containing a pair of shorts or leggings, a t-shirt and some trainers or plimsolls. Please make sure their name is on each item of clothing provided. You can leave their kit in school and then take it home at the end of each half term to be washed. NO jewellery is to be worn at all on P.E. days. All ear-rings, rings, necklaces etc must be removed before your child comes to school on the P.E. day. We would really appreciate your help with this! PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Fridays we also do Big Maths tests – Please keep practising the ‘Learn It’s’
Children should be able to answer these sums quickly from recall without the need to count fingers.
This terms Learn It's will be sent home in your child's homework book.
Our context this term is Family Album
We will be learning about our families and ordering events that have happened in our lives, looking at how we have changed and using our senses to explore.
We will be finding out about music that our grandparents liked, if you can help us out with some suggestions please let us know! We will be learning about special times in our lives and celebrations.
If you have any family photographs that we can share, please send them into school.
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