Welcome to Year 1!
In Year 1 we have two classes - Jazz and Kanzi Class:
Class Teacher: Mr Edwards
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Da Silva
Class Teachers: Mrs Catmull (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Hooker (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hull
The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children will have a more formal learning environment in Year 1 and will continue to learn through play, alongside being involved in exciting topics so that they remain motivated, eager and enthused learners. Phonics will be taught at the beginning of our Read, Write Inc. sessions, this is known as our Daily Speed Sound Session. We will then review sounds that have been taught at the end of the day. This will support with reading, writing and spelling. In Year 1, we expect children to read for around 10-15 minutes at home each night. The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers, as the year advances.
If you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to come and see us after school.
During Year 1 children will be expected to spell a number of words correctly in their writing by the end of the year. We will focus on a number on words each term to support them. Please find the Year 1 common exception words below.