Welcome to Year 1
Information for Summer 2021
Your teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
Your teaching assistants are Mrs Berney and Miss Forbes.
Timings for the School Day:
Lunch- 11:45-12:30 (Play at 11:45 and Eat at 12:10)
If your child has siblings in school, all children will arrive at the earliest start time and leave at the latest end time (see the table below). Doors will open 5 minutes before for all.
Foundation & Nursery
Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Years 5 & 6
11:45 – 12:30
Eat @ 11:45
Play @ 12:10
11:45 – 12:30
Play @ 11:45
Eat @ 12:10
12:15 – 1.00
Eat @ 12:15
Play @ 12:35
12:15 – 1.00
Play @ 12:15
Eat @ 12:35
PE will be on Thursdays. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their P.E. kit and also remove any jewellery, such as earrings, for this day.
As a reminder, PE kit needs to be:
Reading Folder Day
We will be changing reading books once a week only due to the current Covid regulations. Our reading folder day will be a Tuesday. Please do not send anything into school on any other day.
A homework menu will be sent home at the beginning of each term. Please complete the tasks throughout the term and send us photographs of things you have made. You can email these to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will look forward to seeing what you get up to.
We will use SeeSaw as our platform to support home learning in the event of bubble/school closures or isolation.
The expectation is that all activities set by teachers will be completed. Please contact us if you need help or support.
Here is a useful video explaining how it works.
Summer 2021 - IF YOUR CHILD HAS TO SELF ISOLATE:
Please keep them busy and productive by:
1) Reading, either real books or using Oxford Owl or Big Cat Library:
Click on class login at the top
username – cvy1
password – CVY1 (make note of the capital letters)
Username and password are in your child's Reading Diary.
2) We have set lots of 2Do's on Purple Mash - your child's login is in the front of their reading diary
We have set new activities related to the topics we will be covering this term.
4) White Rose Maths has fabulous weekly activities :
5) Watch the 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy video below. This is the book we are studying this half term. (See below)
6) Play some phonics games on the Phonics Tracker or Phonics Play websites. Follow the link and scroll down the page to find the games.
7) Complete some of or all of the tasks on the Summer Homework sheet attached below.
In every child's reading record, there will be a username and password to enable access to the fabulous Purple Mash resources. There are lots of interactive games and programs for the children to use to continue practising many skills that we have learnt in class throughout the curriculum areas. You can access Purple Mash using most devices.
If your child s struggling to understand the current situation this is a nice book explaining all about the Coronavirus in child friendly language by the illustrator of the Gruffalo.
Useful Learning Resources
Oak National Academy
Fun Science Experiments to try at home
Mental Maths Train Game
Shape Patterns game
Go Noodle are offering free videos to support physical and emotional well-being. Lots of fun activities the children love to join in with at school.
Phonics Tracker Free Games:
Oxford Owl Reading Books
The Oxford Owl website has an excellent selection of reading books to read at home. There are also accompanying activities too. You can access them from most devices. Our class log in to access these brilliant resources is:
Collins Big Cat Books
Inside your child's reading diary, there will be a sticker with a username and password to access a fantastic e-library.
For more information, please read the parents information letter.
Fab Phonics in Year 1!
In year 1, we love phonics! We are working hard to learn our letter sounds in our reading and in our writing. We have fun reading 'alien' and 'nonsense' words using our fab phonics to decode the word.
Here are some useful links to support learning phonics at home. Have fun :)
Here are some handy letters and sounds links ...
Topic Work (History/Geography, Art/DT)
This term, our topic is 'We Are Athletes'. We will be learning about the 4 parts of the UK and their capital cities as well as their surrounding seas. We will also be learning about our local area, focusing on human and physical features. Famous athletes that we will study are Rebecca Adlington, Tanni Grey-Thompson and our very own Dan Richards. Other facts we will learn include learning the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Art and DT, we will be looking at work by the artist 'Jackson Pollack'.