Welcome to Year 1 at Mayfield Church of England Primary
Pipits Class Teacher: Miss Widgery
Pipits Class Teaching Assistants: Miss Smith and Mrs Standing
Welcome back Pipits Class!
Just a little message from me (Miss Widgery) to say happy new year!
Long Term Overview
Term 1 - What's it like to be a bear?
Term 2 - The Night Before Christmas
Term 3 - How will you survive the cold?
Term 4 - Rumble in the Jungle
Term 5 - Fairy Tales
Term 6 - Traditional Tales
Fun and Games
Transition from Reception to Year 1.
Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning practically will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.
Reading in Year 1.
Your child will be given a reading record to bring home, books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will need to keep their reading diary in their book bags to bring to school every day.
At the end of Year 1 all pupils are screened for their phonic knowledge. There will be more information released to parents later in the academic year.
The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise dressing at home to support changing quickly and independently in school!
The children will need their own water bottle to keep in class. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle and that bottles are cleaned regularly.
Homework books will be sent home every Friday (excluding holidays) and should be returned with completed homework by Wednesday morning.
- Daily reading (10-15 mins per week).
- Lexia (2x 10-15 mins per week) for children with a license
- Phonic/HFW spelling task (1x week)
- Number facts (1x week)
Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register.