Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to our Year One class page. I am Miss Dearden and we are supported by Mrs Broadhead and Mrs Wilding.
I hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and I am sure you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 1! I know the start of this year is going to be different to normal years but we all work hard together to make Year 1 a great place to learn and thrive!
I am looking forward to finding out about your child’s new interests and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. I hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer!
New To Year 1
Your child will be given their reading book and reading journal in their first week back. They will also be choosing a book from our class library. This book might be a little trickier than their scheme reading book but we would encourage as many people to read with the children as possible to broaden their vocabulary.
They need to keep these in their book bags to bring back to school each day. Every morning they will be asked to put their reading records in the book tray to be checked by the teacher. They will be asked to change their reading book when necessary. We expect the children to read at least 3 times at home with an adult to help with progress with their reading and writing. If we feel a child has not understood the text in the book, they may be asked to ready the book again - this will help to consolidate their reading knowledge and understanding.
I have attached a list of all the year 1 and 2 expected spelling words for your information.
Each week, I will send home spellings that your child will need to practise. These will compliment spelling patterns that they will having been learning in school during phonics.
We are going to focus on reading and spelling on the most part for homework this year. Alongside this, I will be setting some small tasks to allow you to practise accessing Google Classroom. Don't panic about this! I will break this down into small steps and if you are struggling, please let me know.
In year one your child will be learning cursive handwriting. We will teach this in school and practise a little everyday. It would be helpful to remind your child about their starting point (on the line) when writing at home.
To support you and your child, I have attached a copy of the cursive writing format.
You can find all the documents further down this webpage too!
If there is anything that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to arrange a phone call meeting through the office as I will be unable to speak to you on the playground.
Have fun trying out some of our favourite online games.
I have added our favourite games, but these websites contain lots of other great interactive games and activities too.