Welcome to Year 1
Year group information
Welcome to Year 1. This page will contain all the information you need to have for a successful year at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School
Dates and events
Friday 5th May- Miss Davis’ Class Assembly (Class 3)
Week commencing Monday 12th June- Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
Homework in Year One
In year one we give out maths homework on Fridays and it is returned the following Wednesday. Children are rewarded dojo points if their homework is returned earlier than Wednesday and also if their work is presented neatly and shows their workings.
In year one the children are encouraged to read at least three times a week to develop word reading and comprehension.
English homework is given out on Wednesdays and it is due in the following Monday. Your child will be given a * rating to correlate with their attainment levels. Please complete the homework with your child in their English home learning books. Dojo points are given out if homework is returned early and if your child’s work is presented to a high standard and written in complete sentences.
The majority of our Maths lessons involve practical number work. This includes counting forward and back to and from 100, recognising and forming numbers, identifying one more and one less to 100 and beginning to add and take away increasingly difficult numbers. You can support your child by including these activities in your everyday routine. For example, counting steps to school, recognising numbers at the supermarket or even taking away peas at the dinner table!
This year, both classes will be sending home
a class teddy with a writing book – please
encourage your child to have a go at writing
in the book themselves.
When your child is writing at home, please
encourage them to form their letters
correctly and use finger spaces, full stops
and capital letters.
All children in Year One are grouped across the classes for Phonics, which takes place
daily. Children will be assessed regularly to ensure that they are making progress and
are both challenged and supported in their learning. This year, there will not be a
weekly spelling test. Instead, children will be given a list of “Common Exception
Words” each half term. These are taken from the New Curriculum and are words
that the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year One. We will
test these words regularly to ensure that your child’s spelling is progressing. There
will also be weekly words to read. These will be a range of real and alien words. Please encourage your child to sound out these words and blend them together.
Class 3 (Miss Davis’ class) –
Class 4 (Mrs Ingles’ class) –
Sharry (Class 3) – 144 stars
Rowan (Class 3) – 98 stars
Molly (Class 3) – 60 stars