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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 1

smiley A very warm welcome to Year One smiley

Meet the Team

 

Miss Daniel - Oak Class Teacher

Miss Garforth - Maple Class Teacher

Mrs Day - Teaching Assistant

Miss Birch - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawker - Reading Teacher

 Mrs Barrs and Mrs Laud - PPA Cover Teachers

 

Week beginning 21.1.2019



This week, year 1 will be learning about Samuel Pepys and why he is important. In English we will be interviewing him and gathering lots of information. We will then be working in groups to take part in role play about his role in the Great Fire of London.

In Maths, we will be focussing on number bonds to 20. We will be using what we learnt about number bonds to 10 to help us with this, as well as using objects and 10 frames to support our learning. 

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PE

PE will be every Monday and Wednesday for Oak class and every Wednesday and Thursday for Maple class. The children will also be taking part in daily exercise both inside and outside. Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school all week. PE kit includes a plain white or white JC t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please send socks if your child is wearing tights. Children will need to have earrings and other jewellery removed for PE lessons. 

 

Outdoor Learning
 

Year 1 Outdoor learning will take place every Tuesday, starting Tuesday 20th November.

The sessions last for around 2 hours and we will go outside whatever the weather so it is important that the children are appropriately dressed in waterproof and warm clothing. This may include extra layers, extra socks, hat, scarf and gloves, warm trousers, waterproof coat, trousers and wellies.
 

Maple class will be outdoors on a Tuesday morning and Oak class will be outdoors on a Tuesday afternoon.

- Maple class to come to school in their outdoor learning clothes with their school uniform and shoes in a named bag.

- Oak class to come to school in their school uniform with their outdoor learning clothes and shoes in a named bag.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly named to help us to return any missing items.

 

Water Bottles

Water is available to the children throughout the day in the classroom. Please provide them with a named water bottle. These will be sent home daily. 

 

Communication Diaries

Your child has been issued with a Communication Dairy. We ask that all children read at least three times a week at home and have their diary signed by an adult at home. If you have any questions or queries, please use the diary and ask your child to let us know that there is a message for us. 

 

Homework

Each half term, your child will be sent home with a 'Homework Grid' sheet. Our expectation is that the children complete the grey boxes weekly, and choose one other piece of homework each week as an optional piece of work. Children may bring in any completed homework at any point throughout the term. 

This half terms Homework Grid is below:

 

 

Toys

Just a reminder that toys should not be brought into school. 

 

Stationery

The Year 1 classrooms are fully equipped with the stationery that the children will need. We encourage children not to bring anything to school that is valuable to them, as we cannot account for things going missing.

Reading in Year 1

 

Parent Reading Mornings
 

Every week, we hold Reading Mornings where parents or carers can read with their children for 15 minutes in their class. This helps the children settle for the day ahead and is very beneficial for the children. Please look below for the days and times for the Reading Morning in your child's class.


 

Oak Class Parent Reading Morning - Tuesdays at 8.50 am -9.05 am

Maple Class Parent Reading Morning - Wednesdays at 8.50 am - 9.05 am

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At John Clifford, we believe that reading is very important. We allow the children to engage in reading in a number of ways, including:

 

- daily whole class story time

- children being able to choose their own reading book

- open reading mornings and afternoons

- reading buddy classes

- guided reading sessions

- access to a range of text types in the classrooms for children to choose to read. 

 

We ask that to support your child with their reading that you read with them at least three times a week at home. For each time your child reads at home, they are rewarded with a class bee token to put towards their hive total. 

 

We are always looking out for reading volunteers too to help read with children at school. If you have the time to spare, please see Mrs Hawker who will be able to give you some more information. 

 

 

Year 1 Reading National Curriculum Key Objectives

Reading Targets

 

Your child is given reading targets as part of their guided reading sessions. Their targets are discussed with them. You can see what your child has been working on at school by taking a look at their reading target sheet in their Reading Diary. Please feel free to tick when you see these targets being used at home too. smiley

Phonics

 

We teach phonics discretely for 20 minutes each day. Phonics is them applied through reading and writing lessons so that they children have lots of opportunities to apply their knowledge. Take a look at some important information about phonics below.

Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide DVD

Ruth Miskin shows you why pronouncing sounds in a 'pure' way is the most effective for teaching children how to read.

Writing

 

In Year 1 we encourage the children to write at every opportunity. They may be writing in a book, in sand, with chalk on the playground. It may be guided, modelled, free written. We believe that that more opportunities and experiences they encounter with writing, the more confident they will become as writers. 

Year 1 Writing National Curriculum Key Objectives

Maths

 

In Year 1, we teach Maths through strands in the National Curriculum 2014. You can find links to websites and videos below which we have used in the classroom. Just click on a paint splat! smiley

Year 1 Maths National Curriculum Key Objectives

Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your child can do at home together. We'll keep adding ideas as we come across them to. If you find something great which you and your child really enjoy, let us know!

Science

Year 1 Science National Curriculum Key Objectives

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