We are incredibly excited to continue the Autumn term with the Year 1 children!
We have had a wonderful, busy first half term. All of the children have settled in brilliantly to their daily routines and have demonstrated excellent behaviour and understanding of our expectations.
The children have transitioned into the new Little Wandle phonics scheme really well and the daily reading sessions have been fantastic.
Within Year 1 we follow a ‘continuous provision’ approach to covering our Year 1 curriculum objectives up until Christmas. This approach describes all of the different provision areas that are available for your children to use every day in our classroom. Within each of these areas of provision, there is a core range of resources that children can use all of the time. Our planning of the classroom layout and resourcing enables us to offer a breadth of learning possibilities. Continuous provision will enable children to learn skills, will challenge their thinking, and help them to embed concepts. It should also provide the context for a variety of learning conversations between children and adults with rich opportunities for modelling and extending speech and vocabulary. It is within this learning environment that the children will also develop key learning attributes.
Our STEAM topic this term is ‘Nansledan and me’ and our STEAM enquiry question is ‘What has changed about where we live?’ You can find more details about this half-term’s curriculum in the overview below.
Our PE days in Newton are Thursday and Friday. Please make sure we have a full, labelled PE kit in school. We will send this home to be washed at the end of each half-term.
Library day is Thursday where the children will select a 'Love of Reading' book to take home for the week. please make sure your child brings their book back on a Thursday to swap it for a new one.
Please contact Mrs Oswick if you have any questions or queries throughout the year, we are always happy to help.
We look forward to a wonderful year together!
The Year 1 Team