Year One

 

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss K-T and Miss Shedden are really looking forward to the new school year! Coming into Year One can be quite challenging for some students as the routine is quite different to the open exploration of Early Years. We will start of the year slowly integrating this new structure into their daily routine and with a bit of practise it will become engrained and second nature to them! Even though the routine may be more structured the children will still have a chance to show off their unique personalities through the creative curriculum in the afternoons. Autumn term focuses on ‘Amazing Me’ where the students and teachers work together to share their personal experiences and thoughts; learning more about each other as the term progresses. After half term the children will begin to focus on the theme ‘Winter Wonderland’ which will take us all the way to the end of the term.  The children will explore the changes in the environment, find out about old and new traditions, and compare similarities and differences between humans and animals, as well as using lots of resources to explore mathematical skills.

Reminders for the term: Reading books are asked to come in every day to be checked by the teacher and LSA. Parents are to sign off that they have read with their child 3 times before it will be changed. This give ample time for the children to become familiar with the book, make predictions and to discuss events happening throughout it. Ideally children should have a new book on Monday and Thursdays if it has been put in the box to be changed in the morning (teachers will help remind them). PE will be a double header on Friday afternoons- hopefully tiring them out for a nice and relaxing weekend!