Welcome to Year 1 September 2013
Ensuring a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Year 1. Provide lots of first hand experiences and opportunities to 'learn through play'. Make sure the work we cover is as 'cross curricular' as possible- making links between subjects. Develop their independent working skills. Practise speaking and listening skills.
Our day Literacy Numeracy Phonics Music ICT PE Handwriting PHSCE Topic Golden Time!
Literacy Lessons incorporate whole class teaching, independent activities, small groups activities with the teacher and a plenary to consolidate the learning. Lots of 'hand on' first hand experiences- to develop language skills, understanding of topics and imaginative ideas, ready to feed this into their writing. Writing opportunities throughout the week to build confidence in 'having a go'- white boards, menus, letters, design labels. Begin to build upon recording in more formalised ways (books).
Phonics We continue to build on the work from Foundation Stage. Phonics is taught for half an hour daily in groups. It is reinforced in class during other curriculum areas. Phonics screening check - June train spoilt quort chert
Numeracy We begin our lessons with a mental oral starter to wake up the brain! Each lesson will then have a mix of whole class teaching, group activities and teacher directed tasks. Again we consolidate our learning through a plenary at the end. Very practical! Lots of hands on games and equipment to ensure the children understand HOW things work in Maths, particularly with numbers and operations before we begin to record more formally.
Topic Theme for the half term. We cover a range of subjects in our topic work through the year. Link to other areas of the curriculum as much as possible, particularly Literacy.
National Curriculum level expectations for year 1 P7 P8 1C 1B 1A 2C
Learning Logs Given out on a Monday and collected in the following Wednesday (10 days later) Children will have one activity to complete over the double page, linked to something we have covered at school. We would like the children to try complete the work themselves with support from you.
Extra Info! Show & tell - 1GY & 1TN a group a day 1LB - Tuesday 1SA - Thursday -
Extra Info! PE days 1SA - Monday & Tuesday 1GY & 1TN- Tuesday & Thursday 1LB - Thursday & Friday -
Thank you for your support We look forward to working together with you in making your child's time in Year 1 both enjoyable and successful.