A very warm welcome to Year One
Meet the Team
Miss Daniel - Oak Class Teacher
Miss Garforth - Maple Class Teacher
Mrs Day - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Simkins - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hawker - Reading Teacher
Mrs Barrs and Mrs Laud - PPA Cover Teachers
Key dates for your diary
What is happening this week?
Week commencing: Monday 17th September
This week we will be looking at the book 'You Choose' by Pippa Goodhart. We will be writing labels and captions for some of our favourite pages in the book.
This week we will be using our mathematical knowledge to count and sort objects.
Use the fun songs below to help you count.
Meet the Teacher Presentations
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 - 9.50 am
Autumn 1 mindmap
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
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.
Writing in Year 1
Year 1 Writing National Curriculum Key Objectives
Maths in Year 1
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!