Year 1 2021 - 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Year 1, a very special year as your child starts the next stage of their learning.
Leaving the Early Years Foundation Stage behind them, they are now following the National Curriculum which means that lessons become a little more formal and you will notice changes in the way your child is learning. In Year 1 all children work in groups or individually to produce pieces of work every lesson. All work is differentiated meaning that your child is working at their level. Everyone is expected to have a go and do their best every day.
Reading is incredibly important for your child’s progress. We will read with your child three times a week, following the Read, Write Inc scheme of work and would appreciate you reading at home as often as you can (preferably every day) to support this.
In English we will be reading stories and non-fiction books. We will be writing in sentences using capital letters at the beginning, finger spaces between words and full stops at the end. We will develop our reading skills including phonics, sight vocabulary and comprehension. Year 1 has three handwriting sessions each week where we learn how to sit in the correct writing position, form letters accurately and write these letters in the correct position on lined paper.
In Maths we will be securing our understanding of 2 digit numbers, adding and taking away, ordering, counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s and 10s.
Our Science this term is Weather, Seasons and Plants. Much of this work will be experimental and the children will have the opportunity to tend our very own Year 1 garden area.
Our PE lesson is every Thursday and Friday, so please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kits, which is trainers, black jogging bottoms/leggings, white t-shirt and the blue school jumper.
Please remember no water bottles in school and no fabric bags or lunchboxes. Please also remember that the school day now finishes at 3.30pm prompt for Year 1.
I am delighted to be working with this particularly lovely cohort of children and I am looking forward to a very successful year.
Mr L Allaway
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