Welcome to Year 1Starting in Year 1
In Year 1 our staff are:
- 1D – Mrs Dabija, TA support – Mrs Stringer, Mrs Walker
- 1S – Miss Stuart, TA support – Mrs Snowdon
- Third Teacher – Mrs Taylor
Daily lessons include English and Maths.
Weekly lessons include Science, Computing, History/Geography, R.E, Art and Music.
Homework will be starting later in the year.
Please make sure your child has their swimming kit on Thursday.
Please make sure your child has a suitable P.E kit in school on Monday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor). The kit needs to consist of a T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Track suits or a warm top needed for colder weather.
All children need a named water bottle to keep in the classroom.
Decoding: In Year 1 the children are taught to
- apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words. Phonics scheme: Letters and Sounds.
- read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught
- read common exception words
- read words containing taught GPCs and –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings
- read words with contractions [for example, I’m, I’ll, we’ll], and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)
- read books aloud, accurately, that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge
- reread these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading
- Comprehension – In Year 1 the children are taught to
- develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
- listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
- being encouraged to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
- becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
- recognising and joining in with predictable phrases
- learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart
- discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known
- understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by:
- drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
- checking that the text makes sense to them as they read, and correcting inaccurate reading
- discussing the significance of the title and events
- making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
- predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
- participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
- explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them
Reading books will be changed by the children themselves on a regular basis, they will read in a guided reading group with the class teacher once a week. They will also read with the Teaching Assistants too
We use a variety of reading schemes.
Year 1 pupils are taught to:
- spell: words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught, common exception words and the days of the week
- name the letters of the alphabet and using letter names to distinguish between alternative spellings of the same sound
- add prefixes and suffixes:
- using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs
- using the prefix un–
- using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
- apply simple spelling rules and guidance.
- write sentences by:
- saying out loud what they are going to write about
- composing a sentence orally before writing it
- sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
- discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
- read their writing aloud, clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher
- leave spaces between words
- use joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’
- punctuating using sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question marks or exclamation marks
Children in Year 1 are taught the following:
- Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Fractions (halves and quarters)
- Geometry – 2D and 3D shapes, position and directions
- Everyday materials
- Animals including Humans
- Seasonal changes
If you have any questions or concerns, please, in the first instance approach your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
The Year 1 Team
Maths Presentation 2016