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St Thomas' C of E Primary School

Year 1 

Welcome to Year 1's class page.  Here you can find out about what we are learning about this half term, important key days and see what Year 1 is all about!

About Us

Hello! I am Mrs Williams and I am the Year 1 class teacher. We also have 3 other adults that come to help us with our learning and support us with our work (they also help me with all of my jobs!). Their names are Mrs Burt (Monday AM) / Miss Cooper (Monday-Thursday PM) / Miss Brisco (all day Friday).

Year 1 can be a tricky transition time for the children, going from a fully play based curriculum in EYFS, to having to sit down and do work each day in Year 1. This is why I have kept the fantastic opportunities for learning through play, by setting up areas of continuous provision linked to the KS1 curriculum, around the edge of the room. We also have two adult focus tables in the middle of the room where the children come to do group work each day. As the year progresses, the children will be expected to work more independently but we will support this process as we go.

In the morning we do daily Maths, Writing and Phonics sessions. In the afternoon we do guided reading as well as covering a range of other subjects including History, Geography, Science, PE, RE, Music, Art, D&T, PHSCE and Computing…wow, what a lot of learning.

We have two play times (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and we also have a break at lunch time. The children have access to free fruit each day or, if preferred, they can bring a healthy snack from home or can bring in 20p each day for the school tuck shop. 

In year 1 we try to build on the independence skills that are taught in EYFS. We try to support the children to take more responsibility over their own things as well as learning to recognise their own needs e.g. getting their own drink / taking their own jumpers off / getting their things ready for home time etc.

Please have a look at the photos of our classroom below and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.

Take care,
Mrs Williams

Key Days

Tuesday: PE (Games)

Wednesday: PE (Dance)

Friday: Homework to be handed in.

Our Learning Environment

Year 1 Newsletter

At the start of every half term, we write a new newsletter.

 

Year 1 Homework Grid

Please take a look at our Homework Grid -