Welcome to Year 1!
My name is Mrs Sahra Tezel - I'm the class teacher for 1ST and the Year 1 Team Leader.
The other class teachers in Year 1 are:
Miss Benita Patel, Miss Charlotte Laffey and Miss Sophie Miraftab
On this page we provide some essential information to help you support us in school and also support your child at home. I update the Year 1 page each half term with news about our learning, any changes to our timetable or useful links that might help as we change topics and move forward with our learning. We very much see your child's time in Year 1 as a partnership with parents so please do email if you have any queries.
Routines and Expectations
Drop off and Pick up. In the mornings you drop your child at the school gate anytime between 8.35am and 8.55am. They make their own way into the classrooms via the patio doors. Year 1 have Early Morning Work and registration whilst the children make their way into class. Any child arriving after 9am is late. At the end of the day the gates are unlocked at 3.10pm, parents come into the playground and collect their children from the classroom patio doors; learning time ends at 3.20pm, doors will open after this time.
Daily Reading. Reading at home every day for at least 15 minutes is an absolute expectation in Year 1. The children can read with you, to you, by themselves or with a sibling, the most important element is that you ask your child questions about what they have read to check their comprehension. Children need to bring their book bags into school daily where home reading records are checked.
PE days. Remember children come to school wearing their PE kit. Year 1's PE days in the Spring term are:
1ST - Tuesday and Friday
1CL, 1SM and 1BP - Thursday and Friday
Homework. Teachers send children home with homework every Friday and it is always due in on the following Wednesday. The homework will alternate between Maths (Mathletics) and English. The children also have weekly spelling which can be found in their reading record and they are tested every week (usually on Tuesdays).
Spring Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term is: Nature Detectives!
See our curriculum newsletter for more details.
For links to commonly used websites such as Mathletics and TT Rockstars, please see our helpful websites for children page.