Y1 Info

Welcome to Year 1

This term Year 1 are learning about:
Traditional Tales and Plants

What are the main topics?
Celebrations - Guy Fawkes/Fireworks and Christmas
The Great Fire of London
Space and Explorers
Traditional Tales
Plants and the body
Amazing Africa

When do I need my kit?
PE Kit – Wednesday: Black shorts/white shorts and white t-shirt

Games Kit – Monday: Navy tracksuit and suitable footwear – plimsolls or trainers

Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled and that your child’s name is also clear on the outside of the bag. Our storage space is very limited so if you could combine both kits into one bag, it would be much appreciated.

What else do I need to know about Year 1?
  • I will need to read each day and make sure that my reading record is completed by an adult.
  • I will change my reading book each day.
  • I start to join my handwriting.
  • I will have a lot of fun!

What are the special events for Year 1?
  • Insect visitor
  • Mince Pie Sing-a-long
  • Peep into Pepys day
  • NASA visitor
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Y1 Phonics screening

When will my homework be set / due in?

Spelling and Phonic homework will be given out on a Friday of each week and children are then tested on the following Friday. The spellings set come from the Y1 Common Exception Words list and the phonic sounds reflect the learning that has taken place that week. Both phonics and spelling homework are stuck in your child’s own yellow homework book. This book must come back into school each Friday, so the next week’s homework can be stuck in. Later in the year, there will also be topic-based projects that the children will be given longer to complete.

Reading in Year 1

We expect all of the children in Year 1 to read dailyReading Records need to be completed at home. Please ensure these records are in the book bags everyday so that we can monitor them on a weekly basis.

The children are given the opportunity to change their books each morning.

The children take one book to share from the book corner and one from their ability level to read to an adult.