Welcome to our new school year!
We hope you had a lovely, safe holiday. The children are all settled and ready for learning. Thank you for all your support in getting the children school ready, they are all amazing! We have planned lots of exciting topics for our school year and look forward to a year full of fun and learning. Please continue to support your child at home and ensure you read daily with them. Happy reading!
Please, if you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact me. Mrs De Carteret
Phonics Screening Information
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 three times per week 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 Luca. 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