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Welcome to Year 1!
 
Teacher: Mrs Neary
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Powell
 
Here you will be able to find all the relevant information about our learning throughout the year.
Please see the 'Class News' page to see what the children have been up to!
 
Year 1 information
 
PE
PE takes place on a Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure all children have full PE in school every week. 
 
Homework
Homework will be given out half termly. Children can choose which box they want to complete each week. Each piece of homework will earn them raffle tickets! The more raffle tickets earned, the more chance of winning the homework prize every half term.
 
Spelling
Spellings will be put in children's spelling books every Friday. There will also be a weekly spelling test on a Friday.
 
Reading 
Please read with your child at least three times a week at home. Your child will read to an adult and have their books changed once a week on a certain day. 
The 3 books your child will receive each week are:
1. Independent read (fully decodable)
2. Read with (some decodable words, some they will need help with)
3. Listen to (Story book they can listen to you read)
 
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Phonics
 
In Year 1, we focus on phonics to help us with our reading fluency. We do phonics everyday in small, targeted groups.
 
Have a go at home to practice the sounds you have learned in your phase. Can you find these sounds in your reading book?
Phonics Screening Test
 
The Y1 phonics screening test is a way to ensure children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words, and are on track to become fluent readers.
 
All the information you need to know about the test is on the link below.
 
Spellings
 
Below is a list of the 100 High Frequency words. We will be learning to read and spell these throughout the year.
Handwriting
 
We use pre-cursive handwriting in Y1. This is to help develop the necessary letter formation for cursive/joint handwriting as they move into KS2. Please see below the correct letter formation for each letter.
Curriculum Summaries
Summer Term Homework
Autumn Term's Big Question
 
What kind of monarch would you be?
 
Children will learn about 3 significant Queens of the past: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Spring Term's Big Question
 
Who has helped us travel from past to present?
 
Children will learn about the history of transport and how significant people have influenced the way we travel today.
Summer Term's Big Question:
 
What makes a hero super?
 
Children will be learning about what it means to be a hero, through the study of some famous, historical people who have influenced Britain.
 
 
The Big Question concept requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a question as the starting point. The Big Questions builds around the Heathfield Heart, the Heathfield Head and the Heathfield Hands.
 
  • Heathfield Heart demonstrate the character traits to prepare our children for life in the modern world.
  • Heathfield Head demonstrates how we have created an inter connected curriculum that enables our children to make meaningful connections. This is carried out through subject specific concepts enabling our children to make links from prior learning and build on new learning. In doing this, our children gain a deeper level of understanding to how the learning taking place impacts on our life now.
  • Heathfield Hands demonstrates the opportunities for our children to use and apply their Head and Heart to answer the Big Questions. In addition to this, our children are equipped with life-long skills enabling them to apply these within the modern world.