Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs Scott and I (Miss Jiwa-Walji) would like to welcome you to our class page.
Here you will find some useful information about Year 1.
To keep updated with what your child is doing in school make sure that you join Class Dojo. It is a fantastic tool which allows you to keep track of your child's behaviour as well as what they have been learning each day. I will communicate through our ‘Class Story’ and you will be able to see how many Class Dojo points your child receives each day. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me through the private messaging service that Class Dojo provides.
In Year 1, it is extremely important that your child reads regularly at home.
Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Friday. Children must read each book they are given with an adult at least 3 times before it can be changed so that they can develop their fluency. Please record when your child reads at home using the reading record on Dojo Portfolio. If the books are not returned on the book changing day, a new book will not be issued. Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school each day.
If your child has completed their reading book before the book changing day, please make sure that they have done lots of comprehension work around the book. Children are then encouraged to read other books that they may have at home too.
The children will also take part in Guided Reading sessions each week to help develop their comprehension skills.
Phonics and spellings
Phonics is taught through our Read Write Inc. scheme. The children will be allocated reading books that match their phonics stage.
Spelling is taught using the Pathways to Spell scheme. When the children have fully settled back into school life, they will be given spellings to learn as part of their weekly homework. More information will be given nearer the time.
Each half term, your child will be studying a high quality text. Within their English lessons, they will develop their understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling. You can keep up to date with our learning on the Class Dojo page.
Maths is taught using the White Rose scheme. You can also keep up to date with our Maths learning on the Class Dojo page.
PE will take place every Monday and Friday.
As we have an ‘active wear’ uniform, children do not need a separate PE kit. If children are wearing the ‘old’ Moulton School uniform, on PE days they will need to come to school dressed in a school polo shirt/jumper with joggers and trainers. Please do not send children into school wearing shoes/trainers with laces if they cannot tie them themselves.
Each term, the children will be learning about different topics. Here are the Year 1 topics for this academic year:
- Changes within living memory-Toys
- Hot and cold places
- Titanic sinking (links to Cheshire crew and passengers)–local history lesson
- The United Kingdom