Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Year One!
We are very excited for the year ahead! We hope that the children have great fun this year and make giant leaps in their learning.
Please find some useful information below that should answer some questions you may have.
This year, we will be delivering phonics lessons using the Read, Write, Inc programme. In the first couple of weeks of term, the children will be assessed so that a challenge level can be assigned to them. Once this has been completed, children will be given Read, Write, Inc reading books to take home. Please read with your child at least 4 times a week. It is an excellent way to challenge the children and extend their phonic knowledge. Please use the Reading Record to comment on your child’s reading and for any queries.
In the meantime, children will be able to take books from the classroom library to share with you.
As you may be aware, children will be assessed on their phonic knowledge in June. In preparation for this, we will be sending home high frequency words and introducing them to Phase 5 sounds. If you need any support with phonics, please do not hesitate to contact the Year 1 team!
In Maths, we are focusing on Place Value to 20. In Literacy, we will be developing the children’s phonic knowledge and sentence writing. We will be focusing on History and R.E this term. In Science, we are focusing on the Human Body and Seasonal Changes.
Squirrels Class have P.E. each Tuesday and Thursday, and Frogs Class have P.E on Mondays and Tuesdays. They will be going outside throughout the year so please provide them with tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.
Art lessons will take place in our wonderful outdoor classroom in the Nature Area. Please make sure that the children come to school with a coat. Frogs have Art on a Thursday and Squirrels have Art on Monday.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to a fantastic year together!
The Year 1 team.