Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to Miss Dearden's Year One class. We are supported by Mrs Graham.
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 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 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.
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.
In addition, I have attached a half termly homework grid. The grid includes homework from different areas of the curriculum for them to tackle in any order and whenever they choose. Upon completion of each piece of homework your child will receive a team point. If they complete their whole grid, they will be awarded with a dip in the box.
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 meeting through the office or catch me on the playground in the morning or afternoon.
We love reading in Year 1!
Especially with grown ups and we love to talk about the books we are reading. If our books are too tricky to read, we can still enjoy an adult reading them to us and talking to us about the pictures and what we think is going to happen next in the story. Sometime we might even think about how the characters in the story are feeling - there are always clues in the way grown ups change their voices!
Thank you to all the parents who take time out of their busy mornings, to share half an hour of reading time with our class. It will make a huge difference in the way children interact with books, reading and learning!
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.