Welcome to Year 1!
To view the information booklet for Year 1 please click on the link below: Year 1 Parent Information booklet 2019
Following our recent children’s survey about reading we have produced a reading advice booklet for parents. Click on the link below to view it:
Throughout Reception and Year 1 we use Letters and Sounds to teach the children phonics. Children have a daily phonics lesson in Year 1 and are periodically tested to assess their progress. If your child does not yet recognise some of the phonemes, they may be given sounds and words to practise at home. In the Summer term of Year 1 children take a phonics test and the result of this will be included in their end of year report. This test is carried out by a teacher that children are familiar with and we work hard to ensure that the experience is not a stressful one.
Click on the video below to watch our short phonics homework guide for parents.
Please click on the video link below to find out a little more about phonics, and to view demonstrations of how to say each phoneme.
Daily Supported Reading (DSR)
In Reception and Year 1 we deliver the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) program. This is a scripted program that raises the quantity of successful independent reading accomplished by each child in Key stage 1. It also supports a coherent approach to the reading curriculum. DSR runs daily from 9.00am until 9.25am and children have the opportunity to work/read with a trained adult every single day. This sort of engagement with the adults has resulted in children making accelerated progress by the end of year one. Apart from learning to read, children are exposed to a variety of genres such as stories, recounts, information texts and play scripts. It is very important that your child is in school on time so that they do not miss this vital part of the curriculum.
Please be aware that PE days are as follows:
Please make sure that your child wears their active uniform on these days so that they can fully take part in their PE lessons.
Year 1 reading books are changed weekly :
Monday- yellow group, Tuesday – orange group, Wednesday – blue group, Thursday- red and green groups.