Year One Class Page
Welcome to Year One
Mrs Phillips and Mrs Hannon work as a job share team with Miss Taylor alongside them the whole week. Mrs Phillips loves investigating and exploring including science and Maths, whilst Mrs Hannon loves all things related to literature and the arts. Together they ensure that there is a seamless transition between the two of them during the week.
Your child will have left the EYFS curriculum behind in reception, although some goals may be carried on with them as they move into Year 1. This will be their first year of the National Curriculum and Mrs Philips and Mrs Hannon work together to ensure that this transition is seamless for the children.
Our School Day
To find out details of how the Y1 pupils spend their time, please take a look at the timeline of our school day. Important times to note are arrival time (8.40am) and registration (8.50am). It is important the children are at school and settled in time for the day to begin.
The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests. If you would like to know more about each individual subject please visit our Curriculum Page. Each term our class topic will link in to the curriculum in a way that brings the subjects to life for the children.
Autumn Term Topic
This term our topic is Whizz, Pop Bang! We are learning about Guy Fawkes and the history behind Bonfire Night. Take a look at some of the amazing firework art the children have already created. You can also read our Curriculum Map which shows you how the topic ties in to all subjects.
Our PE day is on Monday. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on this day. We also take part in 'Fitness Fridays' with the rest of the school so the children will also need to wear PE kit every Friday. Please click here to find out PE kit requirements.
We are very lucky to be able to offer regular Forest School sessions to all our classes at the Rosary School. Our grounds are perfect to help the children connect and engage with the outdoors, and learn through active and exciting tasks and challenges such as den building, making a fire or tools, and identifying insects and birds. Y1 Forest School sessions are every three weeks on Wednesday. Children will need to wear Forest School kit to school on these days, details of which can be found along with the session timetable, as links from the Forest School page.
Reading & Book Change
The children are encouraged to read the books they choose at school regularly. It would be most helpful if you can take time to read with them every week and record your comments in their yellow reading record. When they are familiar with the book they should change it for a new one. Our book change day is on Wednesday.
English & SPaG
This term the children will be using a variety of stories to secure their understanding and use of capital letters, punctuation and finger spaces.
Phonics: Read, Write Inc
Read Write Inc. is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It is the system we use to teach our KS1 children to read, spell and write and you can find out more about it here.
Below you will find various Read Write Inc documents that explore words and sounds. If you have any questions about them please speak to Mrs Hannon or Mrs Phillips.
Our Rainbow Spellings focus on 'tricky words' that are commonly misspelled or do not follow regular rules. These words are re-visited two years in a row and are tested regularly.
This term the children will be developing XX. Take a look at the Maths summary documents below to help understand what your child is learning.
Our Class Saint
Our class saint this year is Saint John Paul II. St John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and the first from a Slavic country; he was pope for more than 26 years, the third longest in history. He promoted greater understanding between religions and campaigned against political oppression. John Paul II had an incredible work ethic and was described as a 'volcano of energy'! He wrote and read many books and poems whilst he was pope. John Paul II was very grateful for the team around him. He had a map of all the Diocese in the world and remembered the name of over 2,000 Bishops.