Welcome to Year 1!
Engagement, enjoyment and creativity form the basis of teaching in Year 1. We endeavour to create an atmosphere in which the curriculum is taught interactively. Our topic learning allows us to teach in a cross-curricular manner, enabling us to find links between different areas.
In Year 1, the children begin to follow the National Curriculum as a whole class during lessons.
Year Group Team
Miss Sar (Teacher 1.1)
Miss Conway (Teacher 1.2)
Mrs Kelaj (Teaching Assistant)
PE will take place on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Children are expected to come to school in their PE kit on their PE days, and if they are taking part in a club after school. Earrings must not be worn on PE days.
What are Year1 learning this week?
In our English lessons we have been using adjectives to describe both a character from a story and a setting.
In our Maths lessons we have been learning to compare. We have been thinking about ‘less than’ and ‘more than.’ We practised adding ‘one more’ and ‘two more’ than a number.
In our RE lessons we have been learning about our class Saint; St. Vincent de Paul. We celebrated his feast day on 27th September.
In our PE lessons we have been practising how to pass a ball and to move it around our bodies. We played the ‘under and over’ game.
We have been practising for our Harvest assembly. We learnt two new Harvest songs and the actions to them!
In our Topic lessons we have been thinking about Black History Month. We have discussed what it is and why it is celebrated. We have learnt about some of the great black inventors from History.
Teacher Information videos
Please find below the slides from the Year 1 Information Video. The full presentation from teachers can be found on your child's Google Classroom page.
Homework / Home Reading
Your child will be set three pieces of homework each week. This will consist of Maths, English and Reading. They will receive one piece of RE homework every half-term. All homework will be set via Google Classroom. It will go out on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday. Maths homework will generally be set online through My Maths: https://www.mymaths.co.uk/.
Children are provided with a reading book suited to their ability to further support their reading at home; this book is returned each week, and they are issued with a new one. We also encourage our pupils to continue their reading at home through the use of ‘Bug Club’ books which they can access through a login.
Focus is drawn on learning to read using phonics as it plays a crucial role. That is, teaching phonics gives children the ability to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill essential for them to read unfamiliar words independently. At St Edmund’s, we use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics alongside the Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics resources as appropriate.
In Year 1 children are given homework once a week. They are expected to practise a set of spellings as well as carry out a maths task related to the learning taking place in school. This is often through the platform ‘MyMaths’. Children are provided with a reading book suited to their ability to further support their reading at home; this book is returned each week and they are issued with a new one. We also encourage our pupils to continue their reading at home through the use of ‘Bug Club’ books which they can access through a login.
We have begun to use ‘Numbots’ in Year 1 to further develop children’s confidence and fluency in using their number bonds for addition and subtraction. This platform is enjoyable, educational and sets the children up with a solid foundation which will support them as they move through the school.