WELCOME TO YEAR 1
Welcome to the Year 1 class page. Please explore the page to find out information about what your children will be learning each term, along with letters and other useful documents. Please do not hesitate to come and see a member of the class team if you have further questions or queries.
The children have had a super start to the new year! We have talked about our Golden Rules and we are thinking about them in everything we do. Everyone has been using great manners, working hard and treating others with respect.
MEET THE STAFF
Mrs Reid and
Mrs Gibbard-Atherton- Year 1 Teachers
Mrs Sabin - Year 1 - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Currie - Teaching Assistant
The children have been enjoying our class reading books and have shown great pencil control in their writing and drawing.
We have had time to explore our construction toys and games and have been sharing things nicely - great teamwork!
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME
In KS1 we encourage each child to read to an adult at home five times each week. There are stars and certificates to be earned if children read regularly!
The BBC Bitesize website has useful resources and games for maths, literacy (including phonics) and science.
Another useful website with interactive games for all areas of the curriculum. The ‘Homework Help’ section is also helpful with information on many topics.
Packed with resources! We use some of the maths games to support mental maths practice for example. Many games and activities linked to all curriculum areas. Links to other useful websites are also on here. You can search by subject or Key Stage
A website with many games linked to different areas of literacy learning.
A website children are familiar with as we use it in school. It links to the phonics phases and has some very good games for helping to consolidate phonics skills.
Another site useful for phonics games and printable activities
Another useful set of games related to literacy/phonics. We especially like Airport X-Ray, Premiership Words and Silly Bull.
Useful reading/phonics games with many areas of learning e.g. alphabetical order, all phonic patterns, rhyme.
Lots of good ideas for supporting with punctuation and other sentence level learning.
Some of the same games also on Top Marks website. Lots of excellent ideas for practising mental maths skills.
There is a small subscription to this website although many games you can try for ‘evaluation’ and can play anyway. We really like ‘Table Mountain’ for learning times table facts.
Excellent series of games and activities linked to all areas of mathematics. We have used some of the money activities and always use the large hundred square – excellent for supporting all calculations and counting activities.
The nrich website contains many excellent maths challenges for children. The one, two or three stars show how challenging they are. Excellent for getting children to apply their problem solving skills across different areas of mathematics. Again, some of these ideas are adapted for use in the classroom. There is a good ‘student area’ with online activities
Another site with many fun but challenging activities linked to all areas of maths.
There are many more websites out there but we cannot vouch for usefulness! If in doubt, please come and ask us.