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1 Welcome to Year 1 Robins and Owls Class information

2 Who are we? Teachers: Mrs Mulligan – Owls Mrs Tatford – Robins Mrs Mackey* Teaching Assistants; Mrs Horton, Mrs Frost, Mrs Richards, Mrs Brandon, Mrs Hunt *During our planning and preparation time, Mrs Mackey runs our enrichment programme.

3 Timetable Our timetable is not rigid but serves as a guide line for each day. During the day we have a mixture of whole class sessions, small group work with a teacher, group work with another adult and independent learning tasks. The duration of adult led tasks will increase during the year.


5 Every day - Each day there will be a maths session, a phonic session and a reading session There will be a teacher led task There will be a range of other independent tasks and activities, some of which are compulsory. A TA will lead some activities and will at other times run small interventions.

6 Guided Reading time Two adult-led reading groups (each group will be with an adult twice a week) A group listening to stories on computers or CDs A group practising handwriting A group sharing books in the book corner

7 Reading at home Share books daily Comment in reading record book; these will be looked at regularly Sometimes children will bring home a ‘free choice’ book, other days it will be guided so that it will be at a level they can read

8 Writing Some form of writing daily Regular handwriting practice Applying phonic knowledge Differentiated expectations; must, should, could Support and building independence Writing at home; meaningful, in context, reinforce letter formation

9 Maths Daily whole class mental/oral sessions Lots of encouragement to participate Practical activities, games and use of IWB Some recording, increasing during the year

10 Maths at home Lots of practical opportunities rather than asking them ‘sums’ Measuring, patterns, money, time Problem solving and reasoning; how do we know how many to get, how long is it until..., can we make sure it will fit, have we got enough.....???? How do you know? Use number line and 100 square

11 Other areas Topic based curriculum (whole school) A range of activities and whole class sessions to deliver a fun and meaningful curriculum Activities available throughout the week; such as painting, playdough, construction, role play, sand, computers

12 PE Wednesday and Friday, plus occasional other sessions No jewellery or hard headbands Long hair tied up Earrings removed Shorts, t-shirt & trainers Coats, boots, jogging trousers for outside adventure activities; will be requested in advance

13 Please name everything! We have lots of black jumpers! Lots of PE kits! Lots of clothes which look the same as yours!

14 Home Learning Grid Will come home fortnightly on a Friday Various sections to complete Some will be regular maths and phonics and other sections will be based on our topics and ongoing projects The return date will be written on the sheet

15 Odds and ends Healthy snacks for break time Water in bottles available all day Any money in an envelope, named and labelled with purpose Encouraging independence; dressing & undressing, taking care of own possessions Expectations; simple manners Day begins at 8.50am for the register

16 School/home liaison Parent-teacher consultation evenings Open days Reading record book Written report To talk at other times, pop in after we have seen the children off at 3.30 (Tuesday- usually Staff meetings) Send a note or phone to arrange a time to chat We will see you as soon as we can! 8.50am is difficult as we’re getting children settled.

17 Rewards Catching children being good Reinforcing good behaviour Certificates/Stickers/Star of the Week Traffic Light System Missing some play time or Golden Time

18 Year 1 is fun! Come & See! Work with the children Supervise art or DT activities Listen to readers Help with cooking Join us for trips or walks Prepare resources Help with displays Set up a role play area Share your special talents!

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