We have 2 classes in year 1 – Ash and Yew. Ash is taught by Miss Wilkinson and Yew class is taught by Mrs Jones. Miss Beavan is our our Teaching Assistant supporting across both classes. Miss Sullivan is our HLTA who helps out across Key stage 1 and covers PPA in year 1 on a Wednesday.
We will be covering a lot of exciting topics over the year, please take a look at the Knowledge Organiser to the right to find out more about what we are learning this half term.
Why not take a look at our Twitter account
and use #year1UHPS #yewuhps #ashuhpsto see some of the exciting work we have been doing in class.
Top tips for Year 1:
Training Tuesdays PE kit:
Children are asked to come to school in their PE kit on their PE day – this is a Tuesday. This is to reduce the need for additional items in school and also enables the children to do more PE (no time lost getting changed). A full PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, trainers, dark coloured jogging bottoms or shorts and a dark coloured jumper / hooded top.
Muddy Mondays (outdoor learning):
Every Monday, the children in Year 1 go up to the school mini woods to enjoy some outdoor learning and Forest School activities. This is the highlight of the week for many of the children and gives them the opportunity to develop and grow in a different environment. Children will need to come to school dressed appropriately in non-uniform with suitable outerwear. They will also need to bring in a pair of wellies or sturdy boots, which are kept in school for the half term.
Please listen to your child read regularly as this will support their confidence, fluency and has a huge impact upon their language and writing skills. Sharing and enjoying books together and reading to your child are equally important. Please ensure you have signed your child’s reading record so their book can be changed twice a week.
Reading books are collected in and checked on a Wednesday, with new books being sent home on a Thursday.
Please can you ensure that your child has their reading book and diary in their school bag throughout the week as this allows us to read with the children in school too.
In Year 1, we use Seesaw to facilitate home learning. Please ensure your account is active (ask if you aren’t sure). We will also use Seesaw as a form of communication.
Every Friday we will post a log of what the children have been learning that week, along with suggestions for supporting their learning further.
We also encourage children to access the NumBots and Anima Phonics websites to support their learning and help develop key skills.
We encourage all families to look for opportunities to support their child’s learning outside school. This can be through reading and also phonics practice, number work, watching educational programmes on TV, use of apps and learning about the world around them.
Please do contact us via Seesaw if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for all you do to support your child’s education and development at home. Together everyone achieves more.
The Year 1 Team