Welcome to Year 1: Croeso!
The Year 1 morning drop off starts at 8:45 and finishes at 8:55 when our school day starts. If you arrive later than 8.55, to ensure the safety of your child, please take them to the main foyer to be dropped off as there will be no-one on the Foundation Phase (FP) playground to meet them.
Our day finishes at 3.25 and you collect your child from the FP playground. Please wait at the far end of the playground as Year 2 parents wait at the bottom of the steps.
For drop off and pick up arrangements, and further information about the school, please read the Parent Handbook on the parent page.
This half term our Context for Learning is Moon Zoom.
The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?
This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write a Missing Alien poster and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll draw pictures of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.
It will be out of this world!
To learn more about the skills that we are teaching this term, please click on this Curriculum map.
Also, keep checking our class SEESAW page for updates, messages and reminders and visit our Twitter page for photos of our teaching and learning - https://twitter.com/LakesidePrmY1
The Year 1 Team
The Class Teachers are:
1BN: Mrs V. Burgin (Tuesday, Wednesday) & Mrs L. Nessbert (Monday, Thursday & Friday)
1C: Miss K. Crompton (Monday-Friday)
Our Teaching Assistants are:
Mrs K. Martin (Monday-Friday)
Miss A. Evans (Monday-Wednesday) & Mrs R. Jaberansari (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
Everything that your child needs will be provided for them, so please ensure that they do not bring any personal items into school.
It would assist us greatly in school if you could ensure that your child's name is clearly marked on all items of clothing, especially cardigans, jumpers, coats, bags, lunchboxes and drink bottles.
Lunch and Snack
Your child will need a packed lunch or you can order a school lunch via ParentPay.
Every day, they will need to bring a bottle of water and a piece of fruit (or veg) for their snack. It would be helpful for your child if their snack is in a separate pot/bag, so that they know what to eat during the morning break.
Every Tuesday, Year 1 will have a PE lesson, either outside or in the hall.
Please can your child come to school wearing their PE kit (from Tuesday 14th Sept), so that they don't have to change in school. A navy T-shirt, navy blue shorts and trainers are required. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn.
Once we have re-assessed the most suitable book level/band for your child, reading books will be sent home, with guidance on how to help support your child with their reading. We will also then be able to assign books to their Bug Club online library.
Homework will be set every week, using Seesaw, whereby teachers can set homework digitally for children to complete on a device at home, which can then be sent back for the teacher to respond to. We will be sending out further information about this over the next few weeks.
Reading folders go home every Friday with a reading book inside and need to be returned every Tuesday.
Please make sure you only return the book in the bag as we have to quarantine the contents. Please click on the link below for further information on reading and homework. Thank you!
To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly in Welsh with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations.
Contexts for Learning: Our contexts this year will be:
|Autumn 1: Memory Box||Autumn 2: Moon Zoom|
|Spring 1: St. David||Spring 2: Super Heroes|
|Summer 1: Rio da Vida|
Summer 2: The Enchanted Woodland
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs Burgin, Mrs Nessbert, Miss Crompton and the Year 1 Team