In Year 1 our classroom is based around the author
Year 1 is a busy, fun and exciting year!
On this page you will find information about our class and about the interesting things we will be learning about this year.
Meet the teachers!
In Julia Donaldson Class the teachers are:
Mrs Vicky Bayliss - Class Teacher
Miss Shalla Akram - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Tiffany Booth - Learning Support Assistant
Miss Katie Makin - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Michelle Osborne covers the class on Friday afternoons.
Check our Twitter page @PindersPrimary weekly for lots of photographs of our learning!
Our School Rules
We are safe
We are respectful
We are ready to learn
Help your child reach our reading target each week by listening to them read each day & signing their reading record. Ideally, reading books should be read at home EVERY DAY if possible. Can your child read the book independently? Can your child answer questions about the book? Can they read with expression and fluency? Each week if your child has read at least 4 times at home they will receive a reading star which could win them a book at the end of the half term!
Read and Respond
Year 1 Topics
Autumn Term - Explorers
Educational visit - Wakefield Theatre
Spring Term - London's Burning
Educational visit - Wakefield Cathedral
Summer Term - Paddington's Travels
Educational visit - Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
In the summer term of Year 1, your child will complete a phonics screening check. This is a statutory check which means children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in the check during the same week in June. The test contains 40 words which children will read aloud one-to-one with a teacher. The list of words is a combination of 20 real words and 20 nonsense words. It is a good indication of your child's reading progress and any child that does not pass the bench mark will be given extra support and a chance to resit the test in Year 2. Your child will receive daily phonics lessons and lots of practice of reading similar words/tests throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding the phonics screening check, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bayliss.
Watch this short clip to find out more about the Phonics Screening Test.
*Please note we are not a Read Write Inc. school. You will be given information on our Pinders Phonics programme at the beginning of the school year.