Welcome – Year 1 is fun. This year you will grow into even more independent learners. We will expect you to be able to empty your book bag of the things you need for the day. You will be introduced to a more structured curriculum which will include writing more independently, learning even more about numbers and being introduced to new areas of the curriculum like Science.
I think you will particularly enjoy working and learning about the place we live, weather, healthy living and pirates.
We expect your writing, reading and maths work to develop as you grow and become more confident in your own learning.
Introductions Children in St Matthew’s Class are taught by Miss Killackey. The teaching assistant in this class is Mrs McPherson.
Home Learning expectations:
Weekly Reading We would like you to read every night at home to an adult or a much older sibling, when you have read your book please ensure that the adult who has listened signs the book so you can get a new one. We will aim to change the books daily if they have been signed!!
Weekly Spellings Once we feel you are ready; spelling will be introduced when appropriate. They will be given to you on a Friday for you to learn over the weekend ready to be tested on a Tuesday. The spellings will either be phonic related or some of the high frequency words we think you should be spelling in your writing.
Term 1 Spelling List – Year 1
Term 2 Spelling List – Year 1
Term 3 Spelling List – Year 1
Term 4 Spelling List – Year 1
Term 5 Spelling List – Year 1
Term 6 Spelling List – Year 1
Other homework As with spellings we will introduce other homework when we feel you are ready for it. This maybe topic related or something for literacy or maths. Again you will receive this on a Friday ready to be completed over the weekend and given back on the Tuesday.
Phonics at a Glance Presentation to Parents – January 2017. Please see the presentation used below.
St Francis will be holding a topic homework fayre on Friday 19th October after school. This will be an open event for your children to lead you around the hall to celebrate all the wonderful projects that children have carried out with their parents at home. You can go as small or big as you like, with tasks ranging from fact files/posters to 3D models. Pupils will need your support with this project and the more involved you are, the more they will learn from the experience.
Equipment Your child will need: Coat (with a hook so that it can be hung on the peg easily) PE kit Book bag Reading book and reading record book Water bottle Sun hat and sun cream already applied during sunny weather
Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly named.
Classroom Location St Matthew is located in the third classroom down the corridor on the left. Access to the infant playground is from the classroom playground door.
Miss Killackey will be available at the end of the school day for any concerns.
These are the common exception words for Year 1 as discussed at the Meet the Teacher meeting. By the end of KS1 the children are expected to be able to read and write them all correctly. We will rehearse them in class and in our writing but it would be helpful if they could be practised at home as well.