Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

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Hello and welcome to our Year 1. Miss Shepherd and Mrs Sharples are the teachers in Year 1.  Mrs Atkinson will also assist us at different times throughout the school year. Her role is to work with small groups of children in order to provide additional group support.

We are very lucky to have a number of other adults who help us in Year 1, who always do their best for the children (Article 3). We are excellently supported by our fantastic teaching assistants, Miss Knaggs and Mrs Seal.
It’s a jam-packed week in Year 1! As well as daily English, Maths, Handwriting and Phonics sessions, our wider curriculum allows Y1s to have their right to education (Article 28) met. Each week we have Topic, Science, Computing and RE lessons. We have just enough time to squeeze in brushing our teeth, allowing us to access Article 24, our right to the best healthcare, information and practices to help us stay well. Marie, our NHS Dental Nurse visits us termly to make sure we’re brushing hygienically, safely and sensibly too. Phew! You can find out more about our Topic sessions and what we will be learning about each half term by clicking on the links above. Keep an eye out for half termly updates to stay informed about each new topic.
Homework is distributed to children each week on a Friday. It is due back the following Wednesday. Each child has their own homework book, which includes their basic skills homework. They will also receive a school reading diary and a pencil case. In line with our school policy, the expectation is that Year 1 children read at least three times each week.
Reading diaries should also be in school every day. Lots of adults enjoy reading with our children at Roseberry. They love to communicate to parents how brilliantly their child read with them, as well as record any challenges they may have faced in order to support children with these at home.
If you have any further questions or would like to find out anything else about Year 1, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Todd or Miss Lester, who would be happy to assist.
Thank you for your ongoing support.

If you would like to see what we will be learning about in Year 1 and to access key dates and ways in which you can support your child at home, click on the links below to access the Parent Information Packs for each half term or Year 1’s Long Term Map.

Autumn 1 Parent Information

Year 1 Long Term Map

The Year 1 Team