Welcome to Year 1
We are delighted to welcome you to the Year 1 web page - this page will develop with more information over the school year. We hope that you will find all the information here that you require, if you have any suggestions we will be pleased to hear from you.
Mrs Willis - Year Leader
RWI Phonics Presentation- 05.03.2019
As part of the transition from Early Years to Year 1, children in Year 1 participate in COOL time - Continuing Our Own Learning, during the afternoon sessions.
This is a progressive step from the continuous provision of free flow in Reception to a more formal learning environment and timetable at the end of Year 1.
Practical, play-based and creative activities are planned for each area of the curriculum, and the children are able to choose between them and adapt them as their own. The environment includes a role play area and the activities match the theme and learning taking place within the classroom.
Over the course of the year the structure and expectations of COOL time adapts to suit the needs of the children, as they develop their learning skills. This may be different each year depending on the needs of the cohort.
To provide an opportunity for children to reinforce skills, reflect and build upon their learning in the classroom.
To further foster the partnership between home and school for the benefit of the child
To involve parents (and other adults) in pupils’ work
To encourage the development of independent study
To encourage the development of pupils’ organisational skills, self-discipline and confidence
Our expectations in Year 1;
Homework and spellings are sent home on a Friday and due in for the following Friday.
Reading – All children will be given a reading book and reading diary. Books will be taken home daily and at weekends with an expectation that they will be shared/read with/to. Parents are invited to write comments in the reading diary. 10 – 15 minutes daily.
Children will occasionally be encouraged to find out information, bring in books or object of interest or a similar related task pertaining to the study being carried out.
Our Homework policy can be found here.
Knowledge organisers give an overview of what pupils will be learning in school over the course of their History, Geography or Art unit of work for the half term. Pupils have a copy of this in their Curriculum books to refer to within lessons. The Knowledge Organisers for each half term are available for you to download below so that you can support your child in discussing with them what they have been learning this week and build upon this learning at home, if you wish to do so.