Grenoside Community Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1

 

We would like your child to have a very happy and successful year with us this year. This leaflet will provide you with information about the curriculum this year, and we hope you can use this to support your child with their learning at home. We look forward to working in partnership with you!

 

Teachers

Y1AH- Miss Harding

Y1GM- Miss Marston

Support staff-  Mrs Sleney

 

Morning Routine

We aim for children to become more independent now they are in Y1. Please encourage your child to be independent as possible in putting their things away and in completing their morning table activity. Children should line up in the playground by 8.45am ready for staff to bring them in to school.  Teachers are available to speak to parents in the morning, but we also have an ‘end of day’ sheet available if you would like to make a note for the teacher of any home time arrangements (e.g. afterschool club/other adults picking up children).

 

Home reading

In Y1, we encourage reading as much as possible to help children become confident and able readers. Please encourage your child to read on a daily basis (where possible!) for a short time and record how they do in their reading record. We encourage children to discuss the book’s features, characters and events in detail. Please also encourage your child to make predictions about what will happen next as they read. The level of the book they take home should not be overly difficult for them (they should be able to read at approximately 90% accuracy with the words). This is so they can enjoy and understand the book as well as using their phonics knowledge to decode some unfamiliar words. Home reading books will be changed Tuesdays and Fridays, although they need to be in school each day for adults to be able to read with them.

 

Homework days

Homework will be given each Friday. This should be handed in each Wednesday. Homework activities may support the Maths or English learning from that week, or may be a challenge related to topic. In addition, your child will also receive a set of key words to learn to spell and read. Knowledge of spellings will usually be tested on Friday.

 

 PE days

Miss Marston – Thursday and Friday              Miss Harding – Tuesday and Friday

Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them in school every day. Although PE is on set days, this may change depending on other activities taking place across school throughout the year. P.E. kits should include a white T-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. Navy jogging bottoms can be worn for outdoor sessions when cold. If your child has their ears pierced, children will need to remove these themselves or place tape over them. Long hair will need to be tied up.

 

Educational visits

In the second half term we plan to visit the woodland as part of our Enchanted Woodland topic. In the fifth half term, we hope to go to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic. These activities will be booked nearer the time and parents will be informed.  There will also be opportunities for children to enjoy external visitors coming into school throughout the year.