YEAR 1

 


    
    From . left: Mrs Clements, Mrs Parkin. Mrs Gray, Mrs Ingram, Miss Burke  and Mr Johnson.

About Year 1

 

Year 1 are very lucky - they have two teachers! Mrs Clements works all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Parkin works Wednesday afternoons and all day Thursday and Friday.

    Mrs Gray teaches the class on a Wednesday afternoon.​


   Mrs Ingram works as a TA in Y1 every morning and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

   Miss Burke works as a TA in Y1 every morning and​ Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. 


    Mr Johnson teaches the class PE on a Wednesday afternoon.



   Click on the icon    to see the Y1 Parent Information Meeting (PIM) slides.​

 

All About Y1  Click here  to see the slides from PIM meeting.(Parent Information Meeting)


    Year 1 Curriculum ​


Click here to view the End of Year Expectations booklet.

For more information about our curriculum click here.

Click on the icons to find out more about what your child will be learning in Year 1.

    

       Find out about how English is taught in schoolFind out how maths is taught in schoolLink for information about how science is taught in schoolLink to how Art and Design is taught


icon link to ICT page








Homework


   The school's homework policy can be found here. 

 

  

Each half-term your child’s teacher will provide a selection of suggested activities for you to work on with your child at home. These activities closely match the learning that your child will be doing in class during the upcoming weeks and are valuable exercises to help them consolidate their ideas.

Although the teacher will not set a specific task each week or set deadlines for completion, we recommend your child completes activities from the grids at home on a ‘little and often’ basis, which fits in with your home routine. Homework should be a positive and rewarding experience to promote a love of learning and instil confidence – the teacher would love to hear about the tasks which children have completed at home!

   Please click on the links below to view the optional ​homework grids for this half term.


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Please share your child’s reading book with them regularly at home. Please sign their white diary or leave a comment when they have read at home.         Please sign the book to let us know that activities have been practised. We will also post links on this page of the school website to activities to support your child’s learning in maths and phonics. 


    Below are links to advice booklets, offereing strategies to support your child in their:

    1.  Reading

    2.  Spellings / Phonics

    3.  Maths​


Phonics

 

Phonics is taught throughout Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 on a daily basis where children are split into ability groups.

Please note: Lancaster Lane is not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/rhyming_words/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/words/dg3.shtml -

    www.phonicsplay.com ​

 

If your child is still confusing b and d (very common at this age) - keep playing the fishing game!

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Fishing_Bowl_US.swf

 

We use a variety of reading schemes, mainly Oxford Reading Tree. Each week we will deliver a 

guided reading session to teach specific reading skills.


Reading 

 

All pupils are grouped according to ability and will spend approximately 20 minutes each day doing an activity to develop their reading skills. Two of these daily activities will be "guided" by a teacher or teaching assistant which means that every child will experience two intensive "guided" reading sessions per week.

 

 

Reading is taught through synthetic phonics based on the Letters and Sounds phonic programme. We use a variety of reading schemes, mainly Oxford Reading Tree.  During daily reading workshop carousels the teacher and teaching assistant teach reading through guided groups on a rota basis. Daily phonic sessions are taught within three ability groups. Homework is given at the end of each week relating to the phonics we have worked on in class.

   

 

Mathematics

 

We aim to make maths as much fun as possible through daily singing, playing board games and by doing various practical problem solving activities. There are also lots of 'real life' maths opportunities when we are working in the kitchen area with Mrs Horne on a Friday afternoon.

 


    Please click on link below to see Key Learning in Mathematics for Year 1:

 

    Key Learning in Mathematics - Year 1

 

PE 


Year 1's PE lessons are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, suitable for both indoor  and outdoor activities.  Indoor PE kit is pumps or bare feet (not trainers), dark shorts and a white T-shirt. Long hair should be tied back and earrings  taken out.  Trainers and track suit bottoms may be worn for outside PE only.​

 

Toast:


    If your child would like toast, please send in 20p each day in a named purse or wallet. ​

 

 

 

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