Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 

This is where you can find everything that you need to know about year one and how we approach learning. 

Who are we?
My name is Mrs Levitt and I am the year one teacher. Mrs Heaton and Miss Bradley are the teaching assistants in our class. 

Homework 

Your child will be sent home with a list of spellings relating to what we have been learning in phonics, or our current spelling rule. The list will be sent home on Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practice them at home as much as possible. 

To help your child with their times table practice, they have access to Times Table Rock Stars. If you need any help with this, or require your child’s login details, please ask. Each week, a child will be chosen to be celebrated in our celebration assembly on Friday.  

P.E.
Our PE sessions are on a Monday and a Tuesday. Children should attend school in their full P.E kits on these days and they must have appropriate footwear too, either trainers or pumps. For health and safety reasons your child should not wear jewellery, including earrings, on these days.  

Reading 

Please spend time reading with your child every day.  

We love to read to your children, as well as spending time listening to your children read in school every day. Your child’s Read, Write, Inc. reading book is specifically linked to the phonics that they are currently learning in school. Please make sure that they come to school each day with their reading book and reading record. Each time your child has a recorded read at home, they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our half termly prize draw. 

Towards the end of the week, when we have listened to your child read in school and you have listened to them at home, we will change your child’s reading book. This is why it is so important that it is in their book bag every day. Your child will also be given time to choose a love for reading book from our school library. These are books to promote a love of reading, which have an age appropriate content, but will need reading to your child, as they do not match up to our Read, Write, Inc. Phonics scheme. 

If you have any questions about this year, then please do not hesitate to ask any of the Year 1 staff, who are more than happy to help on any matter big or small! 

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