Year 1 - Ruby

Welcome to Year 1
Ruby Class
Ruby Class staff are:
Teacher: Miss Palmer
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ball
PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs Ball
Get to know Year 1!
Since we did not get to have a Meet the Teacher evening last term I have created a little presentation to help you get to know what it is like in year 1!
I hope this can help you and calm any worries you have!
Our project: Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Autumn 1
Our project this term is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers!'
We will be learning all about lots of different animals we can find in the world - from pets we have at home, to the amazing animals you might find on safari!
We'll be covering a range of fictional writing such as 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea!'
We will be learning about our world and all the different animals we have in the world!
This term will start off with us learning about counting up to 20 and learning what makes a teen number, as well as learning to add and subtract!
We cannot wait to learn all about the different animals roaming our planet and explore becoming animal experts, vets and much, much more!


Your child will be given a reading book, a phonics reading book and a reading diary.  They will need to keep these in their book bags to bring into school every day.  Please listen to your child read at LEAST three times a week and ask them questions about the text to check their understanding.  If the book has been read, and you have made a note in the reading record, a new book will be given if the school thinks they are ready as well. It is also very important that you read stories to your child to develop their vocabulary and imagination. 


In Year 1 we have daily guided reading lessons, even if your child has not read their home reading books with us they have read with an adult which is marked in their books. Therefore, we aim to read their home reading books and change them if necessary on a Friday. It is even more important for you to listen to your child read their home reading book now they read other texts during the school day. Thank you for your support. 



Homework will begin on Monday 6th September and will be due the following Monday weekly. Homework for the entire half term will be given all at once so do not worry if it looks like a lot, its just one maths and one phonics a week!

Homework is provided online in the links below.

Please feel welcome to come and talk to your class teacher after school to arrange a meeting if you have any questions or queries.



This half term PE will be on a Monday and Friday

There is a national phonics screening test at the end of Year 1. To help your child meet the pass mark please have a look at this presentation and practice the resources below. It will make a massive impact on your child's reading abilities! Thank you for practicing at home! 
Phonics Play Link:
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