Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to Year 1 from all the team. The children are very settled and enjoying our classroom environment.
The children have been having lots of fun learning formally and also through activities in the continuous provision. We have been doing lots of singing and making up actions to songs. (Ask them to sing 'Rumble in the Jungle' to you!) We did have some teething problems with some of the children coming into school, as they love their families so much and didn't want to leave them especially after the holiday but they all seem much more settled now. They are busy enjoying their classroom environment, working hard on the jobs they have been given and are enjoying learning.
I will continue to add photographs onto the web page, under gallery so please keep checking in.
I have sent a Purple Mash log in home so please look, as homework has been set and the children were really looking forward to logging on.
Thank you for all your support so far this half term. I look forward to the rest of the term, and year with your amazing children!
Please see below for key information.
There is a video for you to see the children in action under our gallery tab. There will be more to follow! Enjoy.
Meet the team
Welcome to Year 1!
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to send a message to the class email account. Mrs De Carteret
Mrs De Carteret, Mrs Holderness and Mrs Polli welcome you all to Year 1.
We warmly welcome you all to our class page and hope you will find everything you need. These pages will be updated regularly with information, photographs and descriptions of the wonderful work the children are doing in our Year 1 classroom. Please follow the links below. You will also find links to useful websites which include educational information and games.
Many subjects, for example English, Maths and Phonics are taught daily. Our class themes will be changed half termly and Science, Art, DT, History, Geography and Computing will be taught through cross-curricular themes including themed days and weeks. Please see our Long Term Overview in the Planning section.
Individual reading books will be changed and sent home for you to share together. These will be suitable for the level at which your child is reading. Please continue to read daily, spending time to talk about each story. We want your child to develop a love for reading and we work hard in partnership with yourselves to develop pupils confidence and enjoyment of reading. Please encourage your child to sound out each unfamiliar word if it is phonically decodeable. Children should be encouraged to recognise tricky words and high frequency words on sight.
Mathematics is taught in a variety of ways, encouraging children to develop strategies to work both mentally and solve problems. I will send home a letter to log onto 'My Maths' which will enable the children to log on and complete homework tasks where possible.
P.E. sessions take place twice a week. On Tuesday mornings we have Yoga led by Miss Danielle. On Wednesday afternoons we have PE with our Sports Specialist, Mr Luke. PE kits should be brought into school and should remain in school.
Please ensure all items of school clothing are clearly marked with your child's name.
If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact me on our class email at EMYear1@englishmartyrs.lancs.sch.uk