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Church Hill Infant School

Year 1 

Welcome to the Year 1 web page.

Staff who work in year one are:

  • Mrs Gidda & Mrs Phipps (Class PG) - Supported by Mrs Thompson
  • Miss Allen (Class KA) - Supported by Miss Sethi
  • Miss Kirby (Class WK) - Supported by Mrs Dalton

Information about the National Curriculum and our teachers "Medium Term Plans" can be viewed in the "Learning" Section of our website, or by clicking here.

You can also see our Year 1 Gallery by clicking here.

Welcome to Year 1!

We hope you have all had a relaxing break over the summer and are ready for new and exciting learning now. As in Foundation we will greet you at the door in the morning and then the children will independently come into class to start the day.

Our Topic for the first half term is Pirates. Amongst other things the children will be painting, singing and writing sentences with a pirate theme, counting forwards and backwards,finding one more/less and comparing and ordering numbers within 10 and learning the correct use of the notebook computers including internet safety.

PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays and will be learning basic movements this term that can be used for variety of physical games .  If your child has earings please remember to remove them at home on these days and ensure that they have trainers or plimsoles that fit them in school throughout the term.

Reading and Book Bags

The children all have their own drawer in Year 1 and that is where they will keep their book bags now. The book bag needs to be in school every day.

Please read with your child as much as possible and each time record it in the Home School Communication diary.  Please tick the front sticker for reading as well as writing each time in their diary as classes are very competitive to see who will win the Reading Cup each week! The Reading Record needs to be in their book bag at all times as staff need to record reading carried out at school plus at times for other information too.

Here is a list of recommended books for Year 1 children. We have read some of these books during our literacy lessons, and others are great for bedtime stories and presents. 

1. Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

2. Dirty Bertie by David Roberts 

3. Oliver's Vegetables by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French

4. The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers 

5. My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid

6. Giraffes can't Dance by Giles Andreae

7. Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda Armitage 

8. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson 

9. Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg 

10. Grandad's Island by Benji Davies 

Please ensure your child is also familiair with traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Magic Porridge Pot, as these are part of the National Curriculum for Year 1.  

P.E.

Please ensure this is at school every day and that all items are named clearly. We have indoor or outdoor PE sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please bring this on the first day back. It is kept on their peg in the cloakroom.

Homework

In this first term our big focus is reading and ensuring that all children read at least 3 times a week at home. It is very important that the children read and re read books to improve their fluency and can answer fully questions about the book they have read.

Spellings

In years 1 and 2 the children receive a list of spellings to learn weekly and we expect them to use these in their own writing. It is important that children practise writing these words in sentences each week not just as lists of words eg for the spelling word  one the child could write ‘It is one day until my birthday!’ and underline the spelling word . Each child will receive a Spelling Book which will go home on a Friday and there will be a regular test on Thursday each week. The spelling book has a page at the front showing some ways to practise or recall words that should help you at home. Please ask if you are unsure.

Wellies and water bottles!

As in Foundation stage please make sure these are in school every day – well labelled so they don’t get mixed up!