Welcome to Class One
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to a new school year and to Year 1, Class 1! We are looking forward to seeing the children back in school and will help them to understand the ongoing restrictions due to Covid 19. We will be supporting the children with the emotional impact of the coronavirus and we look forward to liaising with you if there are any concerns/issues.
We encourage children to become more independent on arrival at school, so we suggest a goodbye at the cloakroom door and they can put their things on to their named coat pegs in the cloakroom. At the end of the school day, we ask you to collect your child from the classroom outer door. Please let us know if someone else will be collecting them in the afternoon.
In year one the children will be given a free piece of fruit every morning and they are encouraged to try the different varieties of fruit, carrots and raisins offered.
During this autumn term, our history topic will be Lady Anne Clifford. Our learning across the curriculum will relate to this whenever possible. We will explore the historical facts associated with Lady Anne Clifford and Appleby Castle.
Developing reading skills in year one is a key area of learning as it helps children with all their learning. Each child will have a reading book and reading record book. They will be listened to read at school and we will share progress with you. It is extremely helpful to children to read at home and we ask that you do this as often as you can. The children will complete phonic activities every day and this will be a focus for the autumn term to understand the sounds and structures of words.
Our science learning will be about Materials, we’ll do some investigative work and use this to discover the properties of materials. Art and Design Technology will link to areas of the curriculum as well as offering the opportunity to develop new skills in these subject areas.
There will be P.E. sessions twice each week, usually Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children should have indoor and outdoor kit available as we will go outside as and when the weather permits. The children will also have the opportunity to work with professionals from the school sports partnership and this maybe on a different day so a kit needs to be in school at all times and can be left on their peg in the cloakroom. Please make sure the kit is named. Ear rings must be removed for PE and the children must do this for themselves or the jewellery to be removed at home prior to school.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about any aspects of year 1.
Looking forward to a busy and productive term!
Carol Barker and Clara Dickinson
Mrs Barker teaches Mondays and Tuesdays and then is SENCO in school for the rest of the week and Miss Dickinson teaches Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.