Year 1

PDFGlossary of Teaching Terms and Abbreviations

Teachers

Hayley Craven, Jessica Jones & Satnam Singh/Leanne Eldridge

Teaching Assistants

Kym Harman, Louise Trundle, Tracy Buckley and Alex Cairns (mornings)

Curriculum

Detailed information will be sent out at the beginning of each half term.

View our most recent Topic Web here: PDFTopic Web- Autumn 2- Year 1- Celebrate Good Times

View our 17/18 Curriculum Overview here: PDFYear 1 Curriculum Overview 17-18

Click here to view the National Curriculum for Year 1.

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact our Assistant Headteacher Claire Myers.

Phonics

In school, we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills which consists of six phases which establishes a practice of high quality phonics.

Our reading schemes use Bug Club, PM, and Alphakids books for guided reading, along with Oxford Reading Tree and Project X books for home reading.

Click on the links below to view the handouts that we gave out at our Year 1 Phonics Workshop in November:

PDFCommon Misconception Words

PDFPresentation from Phonics Workshop 

PDFTeaching Order of Phase 5

PDFPhase 2 and 3 Sound Mat

PDFCombined Phase 4 and 5 Sound Mats

PDFYear 1 Tricky Words

Homework

Your child may be asked by their class teacher to do tasks at home related to their creative curriculum topic, reading and phonics or numbers.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

PDFReading Comprehension Parent Handout

PDF
Reading Comprehension Bookmark

PDFHomework Policy

PDFReading Structure for Parents

PDFKS1 Reading Comprehension Workshop- Presentation

PE Days

PE Equipment

The children change into shorts and t-shirts for gym and dance. These are kept on the children’s coat pegs. The guidelines say that children should be barefoot for Gym and dance but we would ask that they wear sensible footwear for outdoor games and warm clothes in the winter. On PE days please could they wear clothes which are easy to take off and put on. Please name your child’s clothing. Please encourage your child to get dressed themselves at home, as this will help prepare them for when they get changed for PE at school.

Lunchboxes

Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. Any lunch boxes are kept in the classroom.

Home Time

Year 1 children are to be collected from the Chill Zone outside the school hall. Click on the map below to enlarge.

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Healthy Eating Breaks

Fruit is provided free of charge so there is no need for children to provide their own snacks. Water is provided for children who do not drink milk. Children are also allowed to bring their own water bottles in- please ensure that they are labelled with your child’s name.

Coats

Are hung in classrooms in the cupboards provided.

Toys

Please don’t allow your child to bring toys into school.

Money

All money brought to school for trips and visits must be put in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, class and what the money is for written on the envelope, then placed in the post box in the Reception entrance area. No money is to be sent to the class teacher.

Book Bags

Please ensure that your child’s book bag is in school every day. When you read with your child please write a comment and/or sign in their Reading Record Book. If your child’s Reading Record Book is not signed, they will not change to a new book as we will assume that the old book has not yet been read. Please check your child’s book bag for letters every day.

Contacting a Teacher

Please make an appointment via the school office by emailing admin@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office on 0161 881 4266 and leave a message on the answer phone before 9.30 am. If you are collecting children for an appointment please remember to sign your child out at the school reception.

Cover

Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Wednesday morning and covered by Midge Murray, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.