Welcome to Year 1
"Into the Woods!"
In Year One this year our classroom and reading area are based around the theme
"Into the Woods".
Our Class book will be "The Gruffalo".
We will also be reading a range of forest themed books and traditional tales like The Gingerbread Man in our class.
We will be reading lots of books including fiction and non-fiction books throughout the year.
Welcome to Year One!
Year One is a busy, fun and exciting year and we cannot wait to welcome you back in September!
On this page you will find information about our class and about the exciting things we will be learning about this year.
Meet the Year One team!
Miss A Farrah - Class Teacher
Mrs R Taylor - Learning Support Assistant
Our School Rules
We are safe
We are respectful
We are ready to learn
Keep up to date on our Twitter page to find out more about our learning!
Check our Twitter page (@PindersPrimary) weekly for lots of photographs of our learning!
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 raffle ticket which could win them a book at the end of the half term!
Update: No trips this academic year due to Covid restrictions.
In Year 1, we aim to provide the children with experience of a rich variety of environments which contribute to making learning enjoyable and that serve to extend and consolidate their learning.
Our educational visits our:
Autumn 1: No trips planned due to Covid-19.
Spring: Y1 & Y2 will visit Sandal Castle as part of our local studies (TBC- COVID)
Y1 & Y2 will also visit The Deep as part of our science topic on animals and habitats
Summer: Y1 & Y2 will visit our local gardens & parks as part of our topic on plants
Read and Respond
Our topic is: Traditional Tales
Our topic is: Wonderful World
Our topic is: How does your garden grow?
Phonics Screening Test
UPDATE: This year's phonics screening test has been cancelled. Your child will complete the test in the Autumn term when they are in year 2. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Miss Farrah.
In the summer term of Year One, your child will complete a phonic screening test. This is a word reading test that takes between 2 and 5 minutes. 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 Two. Your child will receive daily phonics lessons and lots of practice of similar tests throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding the phonics screening test, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Farrah.
Please watch this short clip to find out more about the Phonics Screening Test. Please note we do not teach the Read, Write Inc. approach.