Year One Staff
Miss A Kennedy – Class Teacher
Mr T Capewell – Class Teacher
Miss Elson – HLTA
Mrs Rodgers – Classroom cover teacher.
Miss Hassall – 1:1 supporting Assistant
Mrs Dyed – Teaching Assistant.
Mrs Lloyd – Phase Lead
If you wish to contact the class teachers, please use the following email addresses:
Year One classrooms are accessed via Entrance I.
Autumn 2 Spellings- Test every Friday.
Our first topic this year will be ‘This is me!’. Within this, we will explore about ourselves and others, including looking at the parts of the human body, our senses and how to keep ourselves healthy! We will also be exploring our local area and creating our own maps. Find out more about what we are studying this term by clicking here.
Year 1 very much enjoyed their trip to The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery to explore our toy topic further!
Our second topic this year will be ‘Our Wonderful World!’ of which we will explore the continents of the world and its sea’s. We will learn about different climates and habitats and adaptations of animals. We will also explore classification within science and discover a variety of ways living things can be grouped and labelled.
Our third topic this year will be ‘Flower Power!’ this will allow the children to observe and discover functions of a flower and will be given opportunities to follow and create their own instructions on how grow and nurture their very own sunflower! The children will also be exploring the life of the 60’s focusing on the very famous ‘The Beetles’ and learning about fashion, food and technology from that time.
Phonics Support from Home:
As of Monday 27th April ‘Letters and Sounds will be producing daily phonics sessions running throughout Summer term backed by the government. Please follow link below to access:
The children will be sent home phonics sheets and practise phonics tests; these will benefit your child with their phonic ability.
Outdoor Education sessions will be delivered by Mrs Hammond on alternate weeks for each class. Children need to ensure that they have a waterproof coat, warm clothing and wellies in school at all times as there may be opportunities to continue our outdoor learning at other times of the week.
Spellings and Grammar (SPaG)
Spellings are sent home in half-termly blocks and tests are every Friday. In Year one we also deliver specific grammar lessons in the aim that children then include this in their writing. Please click here to see what we cover throughout the year.
Reading Gems are specific targets that the children will focus on throughout the year. Click here to see Reading Gems coverage. Please ensure that you read with your children as much as possible at home as this will benefit them greatly.
These need to be in school every day as the children have quiet reading time each day, with the opportunity to also change their reading book. We also listen to groups of children read each day and usually put letters home in their book bags so it is a good idea to check them daily too!
We encourage the children to leave their P.E. kits in school all half term in case there are any changes in the timetable. This half-term, children in Year 1 will be focusing on Net and Wall games. It is an expectation that children wear full PE kit for their lessons which include a blue Hungerford polo top with shorts and appropriate footwear for the activity.
School Dinners and Snack
All school dinners for KS1 are free. We encourage all children to have a water bottle in school every day so they can drink regularly. A snack of fresh fruit is available every morning break. Now, each day the children have the opportunity to buy a snack for 25p. Please bring money in in a named purse.
Year One News Items:
Please name ALL items of clothing. A lot of jumpers/cardigans are getting misplaced – names will make it much easier to solve the whereabouts!
We are always looking for Parent helpers to come into school to read with the children; if this is something you would be interested in then please make yourself known to your child’s class teacher.
Year One Letters Home:
A Topic web outlining what the children will be learning this term will be sent out termly with a list of useful vocabulary the children will learn that term.
If you have any information, queries, or just wish to share some news with your child’s class teacher, we aim to be available before and after school when possible. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to contact us via our email addresses listed at the top of this page.