Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to the Year 1 section of the St Ignatius’ website. In this section of the website we aim to include details that may be useful to parents of Year 1 children, such as homework, help videos and details of Year 1 routines. We will also showcase a selection of the fantastic work that our talented children have produced.
We believe that the best outcomes for your child are achieved by taking a collaborative approach to their learning; therefore if you need to contact us then please do so before or after school. We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child’s learning journey is a positive one.
Miss Starkie and Mrs Ahmed.
The Year 1 Team.
If you need to contact the class teacher and you are unable to speak to them personally then please use the following email address:
Miss Starkie - email@example.com
THE YEAR 1 TEAM
Miss Starkie - Class Teacher
Mrs Ahmed - Teaching Assistant
Miss Haywood - Class Teacher (Alternate Wednesday Afternoons)
Mrs Stone - Class Teacher ( Alternate Tuesdays)
We have P.E. on a Monday. Please ensure that your child has a white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (pumps or trainers) and comes to school ready for these lessons. Long hair must be worn tied up and out of eyes and all jewellery must be removed.
Your child will be given homework on a Monday and will be due in on a Friday.
Spelling tests will be on a Thursday. New spellings will be given on a Friday.
Reading books will be changed on a Friday.
In order for your child to make the best possible progress, please ensure that your child reads every day.
Please visit the school blog to keep up to date on what we have been doing.
Thank you for all your support,
Miss Starkie and Mrs Ahmed
THE YEAR 1 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Please click on the link to see what we cover during our learning journey in Year 1:
Purple Mash is a website that the children use to do work in many areas of the curriculum. Children can log onto the Purple Mash website at home as well as at school. Please see your child’s teacher if your child cannot remember their unique username and password.
READING AT HOME IDEAS
Most children in Year 1 have access to a Nessy account. Please allow your child to have access to Nessy at least three times a week to allow them to make the best progress with their reading and spelling. Nessy is tailored to your child's ability and they should access this independently.
Please see Miss Starkie if you need support accessing and/or using Nessy.
Phonics Play Comics are comics which can be read online (or printed) that will be at your child’s phonics level.
Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5 comics are suitable for most children in Year 1.
Parents and guardians, please familiarise yourself and your children with some basic online safety rules which will help everyone enjoy their time online: