Y1 Info

Welcome to Year 1

This term Year 1 are learning about:
Dinosaur Planet

What are the main topics? 
 
Term 1 - The Enchanted Forest
Term 2 - Dinosaur Planet
Term 3 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Term 4 - Beachcombers
Term 5 - Superheroes
Term 6 - Land ahoy!

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

Games Kit – 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!

When will my homework be set / due in?
During Term 1 your child will have:
  • 5 x weekly spellings (sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday)
During Term 2 your child will have:
  • 5 x weekly spellings
  • Phonics Flashcard Book (quick fire practise – no recording)
From Term 3 onwards your child will have:
  • 5 x weekly spellings
  • Phonics Flashcard Book (quick fire practise – no recording)
  • 1 x Writing OR Maths activity

Reading in Year 1

Your child will bring home everyday a reading record, a levelled reading book and a story book.

Children are expected to read at home daily. This really does support their progress.

Your child is responsible for changing their own books in the morning – we will remind them. (Please let us know if your child is not changing their own books)

Reading diaries will be checked weekly on a Wednesday.

Children read daily during Read Write Inc Phonics sessions (in a group).

Your child will be heard reading 1:1 at least once a term.

If you feel your child’s book is too easy/hard – please make a comment in their reading diary and we can check.