Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!
The members of staff who work in Year 1 are:
Octopus - Miss Williams (Teacher) and Mrs Cook and Mrs Wilkins (LSA)
Otter Class - Mrs Clapton (Teacher) and Mrs Withey and Mrs Shepherd (LSA)
Owl Class - Miss Smith (Teacher) and Mrs Canning and Mrs Elliott (LSA)
Welcome to Year 1!
Please ensure that all uniform (including bookbags, bottles, lunchboxes etc.) is labelled clearly with your child's name. 
PE is carried out on the following days:
  • Octopus Class - Tuesday
  • Owl Class - Monday 
  • Otter Class - Thursday
Children need to come to school dressed in their PE kits on their PE days. As it gets colder, they should come to school wearing leggings or tracksuit bottoms. 
Homework and Spellings
Homework and spellings will start in Term 2. The list of spellings for each week will be sent out at the start of term. These will also be put on Google Classroom. Spelling tests will take place every Friday. Please practise these during the week so that your child feels confident and prepared.
Homework will be put on Google Classroom each week. You can find your child's login inside the front cover of their reading record. Please come and see us if you are having any trouble accessing it.
Reading Helpers
Parent/Carer helpers are always welcome in school. If you would like to volunteer to read with children please speak to your child's teacher. Please be aware that you will be placed in a different class to your child's. We are always very thankful for your help and support.
We are following the Phonics scheme 'Unlocking Letters and Sounds'. You can find lots of information on this under the tab 'Curriculum' and then 'English'.  If you have any questions or would like some extra support, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's teacher. Thank you!
In Term 5 and 6, we have slightly deviated from the 'Unlocking Letters and Sounds' scheme. Underneath, we have attached our Phonics overview so that you can see what we are up to!  
Google Classroom
Homework is set on Google Classroom on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Your child's log ins are in the front of their reading record. Please contact your child's class teacher if you need support or if you cannot find them. 
In Year 1, we use an app called Numbots once a fortnight. This app supports the children with developing their number facts recall. You can either download this app at home onto a phone or tablet or can login through the website. We will shortly be adding their Numbots login into the front of your child's reading record. Please keep an eye out!
Dear Parents/Carers,
We have got a Phonics Meeting for parents on Thursday 28th September after school. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you,
The Y1 Team 
Recent Updates:
We will be going on our school trip to The Downs in October. 
We are really looking forward to this trip and any helpers will be warmly welcomed! Please let your class teacher know if you are able to help out. 
The Year 1 Team

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