Welcome to Year 1
We are delighted to welcome you to Year 1 and look forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. I hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer!
Transition from Reception to Year 1
Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be a feature of the school day, and the children will be eased gradually into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, either at the end of the scool day, or via the office if you have any questions or queries.
To discover more about your childs first half term of learning, please access the Topic Web here. You can also find a welcome letter at the bottom of t his page.
Whilst we don't set formal homework in Year 1, we do ask that you read with your child on a regular basis and support them to learn common exception words. Common Exception Words are the same as 'tricky' words or in Read Write Inc., 'red' words and are words where the usual spelling pattern doesn't apply, such as friend, said or some. These are the National Curriculum recommended words a Year 1 child should be confident spelling as they complete Year 1. It would be wonderful if you could take the time to practice these words with your child perhaps 3-4 at a time .
A copy of the first 100 high frequency words is also available below. These are words that appear very often in written texts. It is really important that children learn how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts.
Please find details of further on-line learning opportunities here.