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Year 1

Year 1 is a busy but fun year! It marks your child’s transition from the continuous provision environment of reception, where children learn mostly through play, to a more academic environment. Children will be expected to sustain concentration for longer periods of time and to take part in formal lessons. 

Please Click HERE for more information on what will be taught throughout the year. 
SATS & End of Year Assessments
There are SATS tests in English and Maths. The statutory SATS take place in Year 2 and Year 6 and these results are reported to the government. In Year 3 – 5 the children complete the optional SATS and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year inform the final judgement. In Year 1, the children complete a statutory phonics screening test in June and are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths through teacher assessment.
As you can see, we have a packed curriculum. In order to meet all the requirements of the National Curriculum, homework plays a vital part in our year. The children will need a quiet place to complete their work, away from distractions. As a rule, they will have between 10-20 minutes of homework to be completed daily. In year 1 this is mainly English or Hebrew reading along with a weekly spelling test. As the year goes on the children will be introduced to weekly pieces of literacy or maths homework as well as their usual daily reading and weekly spellings.
If the children need support with their homework it is important that we all support them with it. The children should ALWAYS attempt homework by themselves but should they be struggling or becoming confused please do help them with it and leave a note in their home work diary so the teacher is aware of the problems encountered. Once again, if there are any problems, please let me know.
Usual Weekly Homework
Reading with an adult
Reading with an adult
Reading with an adult
Reading with an adult
 Reading with an adult
Literacy/Numeracy (Term 2)
It is really important that children have all the required equipment in school all the time and that all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. It is also important that kit is checked each term to ensure that it still fits and is still suitable for PE lessons.
PE Kit
Outdoor – Navy blue tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers
Indoor – Navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps
Other Equipment – Once again please label all equipment and replace it when required.
Clear plastic water bottle
Homework folder
Pencil Case
H.B. Pencils (at least 2)
Pencil sharpener
Set of coloured pencils
Set of felt tip pens
2 small glue sticks
Small roll of sellotape
30 cm ruler, which measures in both cm. and mm.
Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see me – lets work together to make your child’s year a very happy, rewarding and successful one!

Mrs Bremner