Welcome to Rokesly’s Year 1 classes.
Instead of our curriculum meeting for parents, the Year 1 staff held a zoom meeting to introduce the curriculum expectations and answer parents’ questions.
See our recent zoom video here.
Rainbow class, Orange Class, Green Class
In Year 1 we build a safe and warm environment where learning can really flourish. We encourage all of our children to care for their environment and each other to ensure everyone gets the best opportunities for learning.
All our Year 1 classes are big and bright with plenty of work on show. Each class has access to its own outdoor area, the school wildlife garden and Science pod. This allows us to provide a wide range of learning opportunities for the children
Throughout the year we do lots of interesting topics such that cover the Year 1 curriculum. In Year One the morning focus is usually literacy followed by maths, whereas the afternoons usually focus on our topic and other curriculum areas. We provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning to ensure children are engaged and excited by their learning.
See our curriculum page for more detail on the subjects taught this year.
There are Year 1 writing workshops for all parents to work alongside their children this year:
Please look out for details of workshops for the spring term.
The children need to bring their book bags into school every day as this is where they keep their reading books, comment books and any homework or letters they have been given. Comment books are used to inform you about your child’s progress and parent feedback is always valued. In Year 1 we expect the children to be reading at home regularly – each evening if possible. In addition, the children will regularly receive some sight words to learn for spelling.
Parents are always welcome to help us on our school trips. Please discuss this with your class teacher. The Head Teacher holds a volunteer induction meeting at the beginning of the school year which volunteers must attend. All volunteers must have relevant checks to work in school, which we will help you with at the meeting. Please see the Volunteers in School page and look out for more information in our school newsletters.
To support parents with phonics, reading and writing we have added some links below:
– Year 1 team’s Phonics Test Powerpoint presentation for parents
– A video of the Letter Sounds we teach in school – YouTube
– Oxford Owl Phonics screen FAQ should help answer your questions about the Phonics screen
– Visit the Letters and Sounds website. Letters and Sounds is the phonics programme we us at Rokesly.
– For fun and interactive ways to support your child try the Maths at Home page
The POWER MATHS workshop powerpoint from our Year 1 maths workshop is available for your information
For more maths games and activities, follow the links below:
Save the whale – number bonds to 10 game
Hit the button – fast number fact recall game
Funky mummy – halves, doubles and number facts