Welcome to Year One!
1C - Mrs. Collins
1T - Mrs. Thompson
The TAs in Year One are Miss. Boynton and Miss. Roath.
Mrs. Harvey will teach 1C on a Monday and Friday
You can now contact your Teachers and Teaching Assistants!
On this page you will find the information you will need to help your child at school. You will also find helpful resources (in the yellow drop-down boxes) for your child to access at home as well as newsletters and homework at the bottom of the page.
What we are learning this year
If you click the image it will open up a larger version in a new window. It can also be downloaded in PDF format at the bottom of the page.
Homework can be found by clicking on the yellow tabs below. We also have a termly project which is linked to something we are learning about at school.
Once children have secured enough phonics sounds, they will receive a RW Inc. reading book. Practise the red and green words at the front of the book with your child and then read the story. It is important to do this at least three time to develop fluency and expression. Please make a comment in their blue diaries to say you have read.
Read the words and identify what is ‘tricky’ about them.
Use the ‘look, write, check’ method to practise spelling the word. Other good strategies include using fridge magnets, looking out for the word in a reading book or rainbow writing where you repeat writing out the word using as many different colours as you can.
Practise improving your handwriting by copying out the spellings.
Grendon is signed up with Numbots. Numbots is a free online game and will help to improve your number skills. You can use a tablet, PC or phone to access the games. There is an APP or you can work online. You have been given your child's individual logon details. Please contact your teachers by e-mail if you need a reminder or any help accessing the Numbots.
To log in you will need your Username and Password:
Your username is the first three letters of your first name, and the first three letters of your surname. So Harry Potter's would be harpot. You can get your password from your class teacher.
You can access this game on laptops or download the app to your mobile device.
Each half term we have a different project to focus on, linked to one of our curriculum areas. You can download the file with all the information you need at the bottom of this page.
Please bring these to school every day. Children should have their Reading Diary and any books, Ditty Sheets or Tricky Words in them. Please make sure you are writing in their Reading Diary too!
Our uniform information can be found HERE. Please ensure all articles of clothing have names in. We do our best to help children keep track of their items, but we need your help with this.
PE Kits stay in school, and we send them home once every half-term to be washed. For information about our kit, see the UNIFORM information.
Water Bottles and Snacks
Please provide a reusable water bottle with your child's name on it. This should only be for water. Children can also bring in a healthy snack and drink for breaktime if they wish, but fruit is supplied daily.
Reading for pleasure
We are running a Reading Challenge in school ready for world book day. Children can read ten books and complete a review for each to take part. There are some brilliant prizes available! For more information click HERE.
To support our reading curriculum we have subscribed to Wheelers ebooks. For information and to login, please click HERE
We are also lucky to have a wonderful library available to us locally at Maypole. If you are not already a member, you should make time for a visit.
We use the following letter formation from Debbie Hepplewhite:
Year 1 Word List