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Welcome to Year 1


Year 1 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Year 1 Essential Information

Welcome to Year 1!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and that the children have enjoyed their break. We have been really impressed with their enthusiasm for learning so far and really look forward to getting to know them better over the coming weeks.

In Year 1 the children will be taught through a mixture of whole class teaching and learning, focus groups, individual teaching and continuous provision. Time in the continuous provision will be included in our plans each day at the beginning of the year, giving children plenty of opportunity to learn independently through play and exploration. Mrs. Ventress will teach the class on Mondays and Tuesdays, Miss Dakin will teach on Thursdays and Fridays, and Wednesdays will be alternated between us in the morning, with Miss Smith teaching in the afternoon.

Trip: Lotherton Hall An educational visit to Lotherton Hall is planned for Year 1 on Wednesday 5th October. On receipt of the permission letter, please return to school as soon as possible.

Things to remember:
• Our PE days in Year 1 will be Wednesday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on both days. PE Kit consists of: black shorts or jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, black tracksuit top and trainers.
• All children should bring a named bottle of water to school. This will be brought home each day to be cleaned and refilled.
• All children need a pair of named, black pumps to wear inside while at school. These can be kept at school to change into each morning.
• All children should bring a coat labelled with their name each day as we move into the colder weather. We do play outside every day, including sometimes in light rain.
• All children will need a named painting shirt or apron to wear over their uniform for Art and DT. Please send one into school to be kept here for the duration of the year.
• Please send a pair of named wellies for your child to keep in school. They will not need all-in-one waterproofs – a coat will suffice for outdoor play.
• It is a good idea to provide a spare change of underwear in your child’s bag just in case it is ever required.

Home Learning
• Regular reading at home is the single most important thing you can do to support your child’s learning in Year 1. Ideally, children should be reading for five or ten minutes every day. Your child will bring home their reading books from school on a Friday and these need to be returned please on the following Thursday. The books your child brings home will be familiar as they will already have read part of the book with an adult in school. Please make a brief comment in your child’s reading record to keep us informed as to how they have got on with the books at home. Reading and re-reading the same books several times over the week is really important at this stage in your child’s learning as they build their fluency.
• Spellings will not be sent home to learn at this stage. We practise spelling in school daily as part of our phonics learning.

Thank you for your support. Should you need to get in touch, please contact us through the school office or via email. If you do email us, please copy both teachers into your communication. and

Mrs Ventress and Miss Dakin

Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

Autumn Walk

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

We are learning about seasonal change in science at the moment. This afternoon we went on a nature walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find. Year 1 found pine cones, acorns and lots and lots of fallen, colourful leaves. 

Beegu Art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

In Year 1 this week we have been reading the book 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon and doing writing linked to the story. This afternoon Year 1 used a mixture of drawing, cutting, sticking and pastels to create their own Beegu-inspired artwork. Don't they look fantastic?

Maths - Representing Numbers

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

Some of our maths groups did some brilliant thinking in pairs using counters and ten frames to practise representing numbers. They followed this up with some super written maths work. Well done1

Our Weather Tree

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

As part of our science learning, Year 1 have worked together to create a Weather Tree to record the weather over the whole year. The children thought of lots of different types of weather, devised a key to help us record them, and used their cutting skills to make leaves for the Weather Tree. 

Florence and germ free hands

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog 2022-23

As part of learning about Florence Nightingale, Year 1 have been finding out how Florence made sure everything in Victorian hospitals was clean including the doctor's and nurses hands to stop the spread of germs. Year 1 enjoyed cleaning some germ ridden hands they had created and recognised that it took a lot of soap and water to get them totally clean. Super learning Year 1!

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