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Welcome to Year 1

smiley A very warm welcome to Year One smiley

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary

 

Thursday 8th June - Polling Day INSET

Week commencing 12th June - Phonics Check

Tuesday 20th June - Key Stage One Sports Day

Monday 26th June - INSET Day

Wednesday 28th June - Maple Class Assembly

Wednesday 5th July - Oak Class Assembly

Friday 7th July - Tesco Fun Run and Key Stage One Fun evening

Wednesday 12th July - Friday 14th July - Transition days in new classes

 

 

 

Meet the Team

 

Miss Wain - Maple Class Teacher

Miss Martin - Oak Class Teacher

Miss Maitland  - Maple Class TA

Mrs Jacques-Tolley - Oak Class TA

Miss Adcock - Oak Class TA

Mrs Hawker and Mr Gooch - PPA Cover Teachers

 

 

Keep Reading!

Bug Club has been updated so there are plenty of books to keep you going over the summer holidays.

Happy Reading! 

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Reading in Year 1

 

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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 Laud 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.

The Phonemes of the English Alphabet Code - Synthetic Phonics

Writing in Year 1

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

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

Weekly Maths Task

 

Each week we will be setting a 'Math Task' for your child to complete at home. The task will be a skill to practise or a follow up activity to a lesson they have had. We will not be asking for homework to be returned to school but hope that you and your child will continue to practise these important skills. 

What can you do to help?

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 in Year 1

Year 1 Science National Curriculum Key Objectives

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