Welcome to Year 1 Cedar class
Teacher – Mrs B Frost
TA – Mrs Williamson
Mrs Frost and Mrs Williamson would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 1 Cedar Class! The children have already settled in well and made a fantastic start to the year. We are looking forward to seeing them make even more progress. Year One begins the children’s journey into Key Stage One, so it’s a very important year! We do lots of hands on leaning through our inspiring and creative curriculum.
Please see below for important information and how you can work together with us to help your child make progress.
Start time: 8:50am
Finish time: 3:20pm
PE Day: Monday with LFC and Tuesday Beth Tweddle gymnastics
Please send your child to school in the school PE kit and trainers on both days.
Any Homework is given on a Friday as a paper copy or via Dojo.
We award children Dojos for following school rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe. Children are also awarded points for perseverance and amazing work. Have a chat to your child about why they have been awarded their points. Please visit our Year 1 Cedar
Class Story is the easiest way to share classroom moments, photos, and updates with parents. Here you will be able to see the children’s amazing work.
What to expect in Year 1:
We are learning to read using Read Write Inc Phonics. We are learning lots of new sounds and how to blend sounds to read words. We are also working on our fluency by making our reading speedy.
Please listen to your child read for 5-10 minutes every night where possible. Sign your child’s planner to let us know that they have read with you.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday.
Children will bring home 2/3 reading books for the week. One of these books will be the current Read Write Inc. book which they will be book they are reading in class that week.
Discover the joy of reading with your child.
If you have a child in Year 1 and 2, this is a great place to find out about how they are learning to read and what you can do to help at home.
Children are working hard on writing “Golden Sentences”. These are sentences which:
- Make sense;
- Begin with a capital letter;
- Have finger spaces between words;
- End with a full stop or an exclamation mark or a question mark;
- Have been written using pre-cursive handwriting.
Children have been given an exercise book which has the pre-cursive alphabet below to practise:
Please encourage your child to start all letters on the line. Talk about the size of the letters e.g. some stand tall (have ascenders) such as b, d h. Some dangle their legs below the line (have descenders) such as g, p.
Communication Skills (Oracy)
Speaking and listening are vital skills for children. Oracy is the ability to express yourself clearly and communicate with others effectively.
Have a look at the following web page for some ideas of how you can promote oracy at home with your child.
The Y1 Maths curriculum for this year for your child is below:
Children count on a daily basis and we count backwards more than forwards sometimes to show how well we know the number system.
We are also learning to write our numbers correctly.
Below are some links to maths songs/websites which will help your child with maths:
Choose number bonds for the game below.
- Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)
- Caterpillar Ordering – An Ordering and Sequencing Game (topmarks.co.uk)
Here are some further activities to support your child’s learning:
Reading, reading, reading!
Links to the sounds taught in the week will be put up on Class Dojo for the children to access each Friday.
Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday.
From time to time there may be some homework related to a topic the children are learning. Keep an eye out on Dojo for any information about this
As part of our continuous aim to support children and development we have listed some websites that might be of benefit to their learning:
- BBC Bitesize
- Young Writers
- Log In to EducationCity
- Primary Games Arena
- All subjects – Year 1 – Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)
Please see the links on the class page for more information on the topics we learn in the afternoon.
Please don’t hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any concerns.
Thank you for your continued support.