Our Team 2021-22

Teachers:  Miss S Bamber  

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs G Chambers and Ms R Cooper

Class Governor:  Rebecca Ashton

Welcome to Year 1

File icon: pdf Welcome to Year 1 Presentation 2021 [pdf 775KB] Click to download

Autumn Term Second Half Message

I can't believe we are already on to Autumn 2! I hope all of the children had a lovely half term and are all well rested for the busy but fun half term ahead. This half term our topics are all related to Toys which is always a firm favourite with Year 1 children and adults. We have lots of fun activities planned during both busy learning time and in the continuous provision areas. During this half term we will be learning all about individual liberty during our 'We are on Strike!' topic before moving on to learning all about old toys and comparing them to new toys during our History topic 'It's a Toy Story'. Our last topic will be learning all about materials in our science topic 'Superheroes in Trouble!' where Year 1 will be learning all about the Traction Man story books and going on lots of daily adventures with Traction Man and TurboDog using their imagination. This topic will conclude with a fun DT project for all of the children.Our final week will then be focused on the upcoming Christmas celebrations and learning all about the Christmas Story. 

Year 1 Classroom - The Snowflake Room

This is our classroom.  Take a look around.

Our Outdoor Area

Take a look at our outdoor area.  We have great fun here.

Rainbow Room

The Rainbow room is a lovely big room where the children access continuous learning through a variety of played based activities. This is a shared resource with Reception.

The Annexe

We now have a wet room to enable our children to change into waterproofs and wellies so they can access our new equipment safely - and mainly, keep clean and dry! The Rain and Shine room has also been adapted to house even more new outdoor resources and equipment which can be accessed by the children during independent learning time.

 

Curriculum Information

Please access the document below for information about long term planning in Year 1.  This document outlines what will be taught this academic year by subject.

File icon: pdf Y1 Curriculum Long Term Planning 2021-22 [pdf 119KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum [pdf 184KB] Click to download

Teaching and Learning Newsletters

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Year 1 Autumn 2 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2021 [pdf 402KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Autumn 1 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2021 [pdf 228KB] Click to download

Topic Resources Autumn Term Second Half 2021

Please click on the links to access resources for the topics you are learning this half term.

External Link Icon Toys in the Past
External Link Icon Superheroes
External Link Icon Materials Matter
External Link Icon Christmas KS1

Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Reading is a key life skill which is crucial to developing language skills and access to the wider curriculum. It provides children with the chance to respond and develop personal opinions encouraging deeper thoughts and their imagination.  Our aim is to develop a love and passion for reading both at home and school.  We have specially selected high quality reading books for each year group.  Some of these books can be found in the classroom and some are available for loan at Lees library. Encourage your child to read as many of these books as possible throughout the year.

Please select the document below to see the books we recommend.

File icon: pdf YEAR 1 RECOMMENDED READING LIST [pdf 282KB] Click to download

Homework Grids

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Y1 Autumn Term Second Half Homework Booklet 2021 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Homework Grid Example Autumn Term First Half 2021 [pdf 215KB] Click to download

Home Learning

Spellings
Each week we will send home a list of the phonics sounds covered that week and keywords for the children to practise at home to help them. 
Reading
Book Bag and Planner: Brought to school daily
Reading Books: Changed weekly or more often if necessary
Reading at Home: Little and often - please write in the planner when your child has read at home.
Home/School Book
Please use the planner to communicate with the Year One staff and also record when your child has read at home. We ask for the planner to be signed weekly, it will be checked on a Friday.

Things to Remember

 
P.E.

Please come to school every Friday wearing the full school PE kit. Black shadow shorts and logo t-shirt with plain black sweatshirt joggers and their school sweatshirt. Correct fitting velcro trainers.

Outdoor Learning

Please make sure your child brings a coat to school everyday. Outdoor learning is a vital part of your child's learning and will happen on a daily basis. We kindly ask for you to provide us with a pair of wellies for your child which can be kept in school so the children can go and learn outdoors in all weathers! The wellies need to be labelled with the child’s name or initials please.

Library Visits

Thursdays

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check June 2022

Please click on the picture link to learn more about the Phonics Screening Checks.

Key Assessment Criteria for Year 1

Please access the documentation below about key assessment criteria in this class.

File icon: pdf Year-1-Common-Exception-Word-Checklist [pdf 74KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Exceeding Maths [pdf 184KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Exceeding Oracy [pdf 183KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Exceeding Reading [pdf 182KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Exceeding Writing [pdf 186KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria Maths - Expected BBBs [pdf 111KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Expected Oracy [pdf 177KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Expected Reading [pdf 130KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Expected Writing [pdf 194KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 1 Key Assessment Criteria - Science Expected [pdf 103KB] Click to download