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.
Access to Numbots
Numbots will ask you for the school name or postcode before your child can log in. Please enter our postcode N9 7HJ
Year Group Team
PE will take place on Monday 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 English in year 1 we looked at the story of The Dark by Lemony Snicket.
This term, the children in Year 1 have been learning all about animals. In this picture, they are sorting them into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
In Year 1 in RE we looked at want God wants us to do to help others.
In Computing we have made animated story books. Click here to view the story
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.
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.