Year 1 Overview

Welcome to Year 1 which is the first class in Key Stage 1.

Our Teacher in Year 1 is Miss Beckett and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Morris.

In Year 1 we learn lots of new things and we like to read lots and lots. This year we are going to be learning about lots of interesting things such as; Information about Widnes, The Beatles, Princess Diana, how toys have changed since our grandparents were little and what the differences are between the Amazon Rainforest and Widnes.
Summer 1 Learning Challenge projects. 
The children in Year 1 made some amazing posters/ booklets/ PowerPoints all about the Amazon Rainforest. They are all absolutely fantastic. 
We have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest in Geography, learning about animals in science and have been completing activities based on the book ‘Monkey Puzzle’ in English. 
 This terms text
Our text this term (Summer 2) is 'The Great Kapok tree' by Lynne Cherry.
 The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry - YouTube
In Year 1 we have a big emphasis on Phonics. We follow a programme called 'Read Write Inc' (RWI)
 The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read.

It enables every child to become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt.


Below I have attached the Set 1 , Set 2 and Set 3 phonics mats which have all of the letter sounds that your child should know and will be learning. 
If you would like to give your child some more support at home you could; show them the  Phonics mats attached and go through them with your child regularly, you could click on the links below and play the phonics games and most importantly read with your child as often as you can and make it enjoyable for them!  
Year 1 Common exception words and High frequency words
By the end of Year 1 the children should be able to read all of the common exception words and most or all of the high frequency words. 
I have attached the words below so you can go through these words at home with your child/ren if you would like to  support them further.
Useful websites
PE. is on a Monday and Thursday.
Please ensure your child does not have earrings in on P.E. days.
 Featherstone All Saints CofE Academy - PE & Sports Premium
What When Due Back
Reading Books Monday Friday
Spellings/ phonics Monday Friday
English  Monday Friday 
Maths Monday Friday 
Learning challenge Start of half term End of half term