Welcome to Year 1
We have two classes – Sky and Ocean
Our Teachers are Mrs Basher, Mrs Hosking and Miss Moore
Our Learning Support Assistants are Miss Winspur, Mrs Gilbert and Mrs Nino
We work as a team so your child may be taught by any or all of us at points through the year, but generally Mrs Basher, Mrs Hosking, Miss Winspur and Mrs Gilbert are based in Sky Class while Miss Moore and Mrs Nino are based in Ocean Class.
Year One is a really important year where children move away from the Early Years curriculum and into Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. This transition is really important to us and we are careful to ensure that the children start the year with informal learning through play and small group activities, moving towards more formal lessons as the year goes on so that they are ready for the challenges of Year Two by the summer term.
Your child will enjoy some exciting and adventurous topics during their time with us (click here for a curriculum map) all designed to build their confidence in tackling the core skills of reading, writing and maths, while keeping an emphasis on curiosity, creativity, practical activities and fun.
Our PE days in Year One are Tuesday and Thursday, but please could you keep PE kits in school whenever possible in case we need to swap at short notice. Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please could you sign the book when you have read with your child. We usually visit the school library every other Monday.
In Year One, once the children have settled in, we will be sending home words to learn by heart and Buzz Time maths skills to practice. Our Buzz Time is on Wednesdays so please could you send the Buzz Time book to school every Wednesday.
We hope that children gain independence, confidence and maturity during their time with us! Should you have any questions about our learning please don’t hesitate to ask one of the team.