Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year One!. Staffing The teaching staff are; MRS TODD – Y1 Teacher, Key Stage One Leader, School Literacy Leader MRS WILLIAMS – Y1 Teacher MRS."— Presentation transcript:
Staffing The teaching staff are; MRS TODD – Y1 Teacher, Key Stage One Leader, School Literacy Leader MRS WILLIAMS – Y1 Teacher MRS ANDERSON - Y1 teacher and Read Write Inc Manager MRS MARSHALL– Teaching Assistant
Additional Staff Ms Carter – TA Mrs Booth - TA Miss Stansmore – our school sports specialist Mrs Hards – supports Read Write Inc Mrs Edon – supports Read Write Inc Madame Rene – French teacher Mrs Hogg – covers some sessions for teacher PPA time
How is Y1 different to YR? We aim to make transition easy for the children with learning being a mix of formal and play based learning. There will be more formal tasks introduced gradually, which will be teacher led with seating usually at tables, modelling by teachers and formal recording e.g spellings, recording information in books. Other tasks will be child led using resources available in the classrooms and wet area.
Progression and challenge in child led learning Child led learning will be matched with greater opportunities for children to extend their formal learning alongside play. For example, the sand area will have a writing or evaluation task that the children can complete. The Home Corner will have relevant recording tasks that aim to be fun but challenging.
Read Write Inc Read Write Inc is the daily Literacy session in Y1. The children are assessed and streamed according to their learning needs. The children are assessed every six weeks and the groups are changeable. Each Friday, spellings (or another form of English homework) are given out to be returned the following Wednesday. The school RWI manager is Mrs Anderson who is based in Year One.
Reading We aim to hear children and change books at least twice a week through a combination of guided (group) and individual reading. Books are generally changed each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please can you ensure that children bring their reading books in daily. We can offer guidance on how to support reading at home and welcome feedback in reading records. We can’t emphasise enough the positive impact that regular reading at home has on children’s overall progress across the curriculum. The first groups in Y1 will be the groups formed and set in the final term of Reception.
Numeracy We will be setting across the year group according to each child’s learning needs. We have found that setting has a positive impact with both building confidence and ensuring that progress is made. Initial groups will be formed by current Reception teachers but will be fluid over the year according to individual progress made – so children have the potential to move groups.
Homework Read Write Inc spellings or English based homework will be given out every Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be sent home in individual maths homework books every Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. Regular reading – ideally each night.
How can parents help? Complete the All About Me book with your child. We are interested in your children! Reading at home. Summer diary/ scrapbook/collection box/photo album – whatever holds the children’s interest. We would love the children to come into Year One with something to share with us and the rest of the class. Take a look at the Year One section on the school website for information on curriculum coverage. Our first topic is Houses and Homes. Any reading over the holidays, phonics apps and websites (youtube) www.MrThorneDoesPhonics.tv or MrThorne.comwww.MrThorneDoesPhonics.tv
Other Information Every parent will receive a ‘Welcome to Key Stage One’ newsletter during the first week of the Autumn Term. This will give more detailed information about when P.E takes place, information about homework (weekly maths and Read Write Inc work) and other general information.
The first day and week Children return to school on Thursday 3 rd September. On the first day, can children please bring a full indoor and outdoor kit (Indoor – plain T shirt, shorts, plimsoles. Outdoor – tracksuit bottoms, trainers, possible track suit jacket). For the first two days and the following week, parents are welcome to bring the children down to the classrooms. After that, can children please be handed over at the door where Mrs Marshall will be there to meet and greet. This develops independence and creates a smooth start to the day. Bring in holiday photos or objects to share with the class. Children will be given a reading book and record.
School Meals School meals continue to be free during Y1. Please can the office have two weeks notice if your child wants to change to packed lunches or from packed lunches to school meals.
Upcoming meetings We aim to have a meeting in November with the focus on the Year One Phonics Screening Check that all children in Year One have to sit. This is a national test which was made statutory by the government in 2012.