This year we have three classes in Year 1 – Ash, Holly and Yew. You can meet the teachers to the right.
Why not take a look at our Twitter account and use #year1UHPS to see some of the exciting work we have been doing in class.
REMOTE LEARNING in YEAR 1:
We are using Tapestry to facilitate the remote learning in Year 1. Every evening at 8.00pm we are posting the learning tasks for the following day. These include Maths, English, Phonics and a Topic activity each day, along with a story read by someone from the Year 1 team. We also encourage children to access the NumBots and Anima Phonics websites each day to support their learning and help develop key skills.
There are lots of other resources available for you to tap into, such as: Oak National Academy, BBC Bitesize and CBeeBies / CBBC programmes, Oxford Reading Owl, Top Marks and YouTube (which includes lots of educational videos and physical activity sessions e.g. PE with Joe and Cosmic Kids Yoga).
We understand these are difficult times for us all, but would encourage you to access the lessons we have provided on Tapestry and to complete them as you and your child are able. Learning is more than just taking part in lessons; it is amazing what children learn through playing a game with their families, going out for a walk or helping around the house. It is important that we take care of ourselves and each other.
Please do contact us via Tapestry, if you have any questions or concerns. We are really enjoying looking at everything the children are doing at home. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for all you are doing at home.
Top tips for Year 1:
Children are allowed to come to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday. 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 ensure all your children’s belongings are clearly labelled (especially jumpers and cardigans!).
Please listen to your child read their book 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 that your child’s book is always in their book bag so we can read with them in school during the week.
We will be collecting reading books in on a Tuesday and checking and changing them ready to send home on a Thursday. Please ensure you have signed your child’s reading record so their book can be changed.
Water bottles and snack:
Children are encouraged to bring in their own water bottles (labelled with their name) and will have access to these during the day. It is important to keep them hydrated. Fruit is provided by school each morning. If your child wishes to bring in their own snack, please ensure it is healthy (e.g. preferably fruit based).
We encourage all families to look for opportunities to support their child’s learning outside school. This can be through reading and also phonics practise, number work, watching educational programmes on TV, use of apps and learning about the world around them.
This year any directed tasks to be completed at home will be shared on Tapestry (click). Please ensure your account is active. We will also use this as a form of communication.
The Year 1 Team