Welcome to Year One!
On this page you will find out about the latest updates in Year One. Please refer to our weekly Newsflash report in your child's homework folder for detailed information on lessons studied that week, and any other news.
If you have any worries or concerns, please feel free to speak to us, message us through Seesaw or contact the school office for an appointment.
Class Teacher: Mrs Markwick
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stott
Tuesday: Miss Barton
Learning Journals (diaries) are a key point of contact in Year One, please ensure your child brings them in on a daily basis, along with their 2 reading books. If you have any messages to share in these, please let us know as diaries are checked when we read with them or change their books, not on a daily basis (Seesaw may be a more efficient means of communication).
All home reading should be recorded in the journals and signed by an adult. In school, we will use a colour coded system when we hear your child read (Green=class teachers, Purple=teaching assistant & Red= school volunteers). We will aim to hear your child read once per week in school.
If your child has earned or lost behaviour points, these will be recorded in the behaviour section of the journal, to keep you informed. These can be discussed further if you wish.
Following the success of seesaw over the school closure last year, we will continue to run Seesaw as a learning platform. This will replace Class Dojo as a means of communication between teachers and parents/guardians. Please see your individual QR code for your Family Seesaw log in.
At St Thomas, we value the importance of reading widely and as frequently as possible. For this reason, we ask that children read five times per week; this can be from a school reading book, a home book or even a library book! All children who read 5 times in the week will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a fortnightly book prize.
We will send two reading scheme books home each week on a Thursday. It is vital that your child has their reading pack in their book bag on this day to ensure that their old books can be quarantined, and new books distributed. We highly recommend supplementing the two books with online books at www.oxfordowl.com or from a library. Re-reading books has also been shown to be greatly beneficial for many aspects of reading. No school library books will be taken home until further notice.
Spelling tests will take place every Friday, half-termly class lists can be found in the 'Home Learning' page on our class page.
PE will take place on Friday afternoons. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit, school shoes and a coat on Fridays. They can keep their PE pumps in school in their PE bags to change into for their PE lesson.
At the beginning of each half term, your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser for the foundation subjects being covered that half term. This A4 sheet will include the key knowledge that your child will gain during that unit of study. Discussing the content with your child will support them with their understanding, and most importantly, their recall of the vocabulary and facts. You can find these on our ‘Curriculum’ page within Year One’s section of the website.