Year 1

Our Team 2022-23

 

Teachers

TAs

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Miss S. Bamber

Miss R. Cooper

Mrs A. Mongan

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Class Governor:  Shelly Baker 

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. 

The Snowflake Room

Our Classroom is named The Snowflake Room. Alongside focussed activities, we can learn in the continuous provision areas. We have a Home Corner, Reading Area, Understanding the World/Fine Motor Area, Writing Area, Mathematics Area, Sand Area and Construction Area.

The 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.

Our Outdoor Area

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.

 

Phonics at St. Thomas'

Please click on the picture link to find out more about how phonics are taught at school.

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.

Click to Download Year 1 Curriculum Long Term Planning 2022-23 [pdf 109KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 1 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum [pdf 184KB] Click to Download

Teaching and Learning Newsletters

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Year 1 Autumn 2 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2022 [pdf 461KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 1 Autumn 1 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2022 [pdf 229KB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Autumn Term Second Half 2022

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

Reading

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.

Click to Download YEAR 1 RECOMMENDED READING LIST [pdf 282KB] Click to Download

Homework Booklets

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Y1 Autumn Term Second Half Homework Booklet 2022 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 1 Autumn 1 Homework Booklet 2022 [pdf 480KB] Click to Download
Home Learning

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.
Homework Booklets - As in Reception, the children will receive a homework booklet every half term. Please tick/ highlight what your child has completed and sign for the date on each page. Homework booklets are checked and signed on a Friday by a member of the Year 1 team. 
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Things to Remember - Autumn Term Second Half

PE. DAY Friday - PE is on a Friday and this half term we will be focusing on games. Please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit on and has both joggers and shorts for indoor/outdoor PE.

Library Day Thursday - Each week we will be going to Lees library on a Thursday and the children will have the opportunity to choose a new book during each visit as well as listening to a story read by Miss Bamber. Please ensure your child has their library book in their book bag every Thursday so they can return it and pick a new book.  

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.

Encourage your child to complete and return any homework on time, including our 9 Grid weekly homework.

Discuss your child’s learning and topic work and ask about their Always Badge.

Encourage your child to complete and return any homework on time, including our 9 Grid weekly homework which are checked on a Friday.

Discuss your child’s learning and topic work and what story books we have been reading.

Your child will need his / her planner everyday so that we are able to keep in contact and it will be signed every Friday. 

Please let a member of staff know in advance of any appointments so that they can be put in the register.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check June 2023

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.

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