Year 1 – Welcome!

Year 1 is the first year group in Key Stage 1 (KS1).
Children in Year 1 line up in the L-Shaped Playground and need to join the line when the first bell goes at 8.47am.
The bell rings again at the start of the school day at 8.50am. The school day finishes at 3.05pm.
Please make sure your child arrives on time. If he/she is late, you must collect a red slip from the front desk or School Office to enable them to be added to the register.
The induction booklet for Year 1  gives more information about Year 1.

CLASSES AND TEACHERS

Class G – Ms Patel

Class I – Miss Kelly

Meeting teachers. We hold parents’ evenings twice a year. At other times, the teachers are very happy for you to make an appointment for the end of the school day to speak to them about your child. Mornings are always very hectic so it’s not easy to speak to parents then.

AUTUMN TERM 2017 

At the beginning of term, we sent home the Year 1 Autumn Term News  and our Autumn Term Topic Web which explain what we’ll be doing this term.

We will start the year by teaching all the children about how to develop a ‘Growth Mindset’, which will help them throughout the year and our theme is “Ourselves”.

NEWS & DATES

  • Friday 24th November – Crazy Hair Day (whole school) and bring an item to donate for the winter fair adult tombola
  • Monday 4th December – Year 1 Christmas Extravaganza: 2.30pm in the Bottom Hall
  • Tuesday 5th December – join us at the Swaffield Family Carol Concert at St Anne’s Church: 6pm
  • Monday 11th December – Year 1 and Year 2 Panto Trip

Please also check the Dates for your Diary page to see whole school events

P.E.

Class G and Class I have PE sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Year 1 children need to wear Swaffield PE kit. You may, if you like, leave the PE kit at school and take it home to wash at the weekend. Please make sure that all clothing, including PE kit has your child’s name clearly on it.

HOMEWORK

There is more information on our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home.

  • Maths or English homework will be given out each Friday and is due back the following Tuesday.
  • Reading. Please try to read with your child every evening for 10 or 15 minutes and write a positive comment in their yellow reading record. Please visit our Reading & Books page for more information about Reading. You can see the reading list for Year 1 here.
  • Talk homework. We’ll send talk homework home on Wednesdays so that you can help your child prepare for the Big Write on Friday. Please make sure that your child has the opportunity to discuss this topic with an adult.
  • Spelling. We will give children spelling words and these need to be practised at home ready to be tested weekly in school.
  • Mental Maths. This includes number bonds, simple addition facts and counting patterns.

THE SCHOOL DAY

PACT folder & reading record. Please make sure your child brings their PACT folder, reading book and yellow reading record into school every day. To remind you, PACT stands for Parents and Children and Teachers.

Start of the day. Year 1 children need to line up when the first bell goes and need to be in class by 8.50am for a prompt register and ready to begin their guided reading session.

Break time. Children are given a fruit/vegetable snack to eat at morning break. No other snacks are permitted.
Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children.
Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com

Lunch. Children in Year 1 are eligible for a free school meal which is funded by the Government. You can find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu here.  Please remember to send a slip of paper in each day to show what your child is to have for lunch. You may choose for your child to have a packed lunch, provided by you.

End of the day. The school day finishes at 3.05pm for Year 1.  Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait for you.