All about Year 1

Our Teachers

Our teachers are Mrs Careford (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) and Mrs Davies (Thursday & Friday). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Everett and Mrs Jimenez.

Throughout the year we cover a range of topics making learning fun, stimulating and exciting. We aim to promote children's independence and develop a thirst for knowledge.

We will cover a variety of genres in writing which will include stories, information texts and poetry.

Letters and Sounds phonics sessions will take place daily following on from previous learning in Early Years.

PE Days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your PE kit is in school and we will return them during the half term break for a wash. Please remember to put labels in all your children’s clothes including socks and shoes. Please avoid wearing earrings on PE days and tie back long hair.

Rewards and Certificates

Across the school we use ‘Class Dojos’ where children can be awarded ‘dojo points’ for working hard and trying their best in school, completing reading at home, demonstrating excellent behaviour etc. There are badges that can be gained as children ‘collect’ points.

‘Headteacher Awards’ are used to encourage children to work at their best and can be awarded at any time during the school day.

Golden Awards are awarded weekly in our ‘Celebration Assembly’ on a Friday, with each class nominating two children to receive an award. We also award our ‘Old Heath Heart Award’; there is an award for Early Years & Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2.

What can parents do?

It is important that we work together to get the best out of your child. If we work as a team, we can ensure that your child receives the best education they deserve. If you ever have any questions or queries please come and talk to us! No questions or query is too small or silly

How to help your child at home:

  • Enjoy books with your child, read to them and ask them questions about what has happened in the story or facts if it is an information book. Share joke books and puzzles.
  • Ensure that you give your child time to read to you, practising key words and phonics.
  • Take time to talk about the world around them; changing seasons, weather, journeys and places you visit.
  • Support your child to recognise numbers to 100, learn number facts to 10, and then 20.
  • Encourage your child in the home learning activities and projects that are sent home.