Year One - Red Panda
Welcome to Y1!
Your Year 1 teachers are Ms Evans and Mrs Darbyshire with our class teaching assistants Mrs Nelson and Mrs Wilkinson.
This year all classes are named after an endangered species and Year 1 will be class Red Panda. We will be learning and discovering facts about Red Pandas and their habitats throughout the year.
In Year 1, our aim is to ensure that your child experiences a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One and that the Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that your child has had in Reception. Learning through play both indoors and outdoors will continue to be an important part of the school day, and your child will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused, eager and independent learners
Pupils will start each day with Phonics then moving onto Active Reading. English and Maths lessons will follow each morning. Science, History, Geography, P.E, DT and other foundation subjects will be taught in the afternoons. For more subject-specific information please see our Curriculum Page.
Tuesday - Dance (EITC Dance Coach)
Wednesday - Gymnastics ( Beth Tweddle Coach)
P.E Kits will need to be in school from Monday to Thursday and will be sent home every week . Please ensure your child's P.E kit is clearly labelled with their name.
Home Reading Books
- Weekly decodable home reading books matched to pupils’ phonics phase will be sent home every Friday. Please return them back to school by Wednesday.
Oxford Owl eBook Library
- Pupils will be assigned online decodable books matched to pupils’ phonics phase via Oxford Owl eBook Library
- All pupils have access to Numbots to support number recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction.
- Weekly Phonics focus sounds including tricky words, or spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom to practice at home
If you need any support accessing the online platforms then please email a member of the Year 1 team.