Year 1 - Miss Lightfoot

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! On our page,  I will be sharing information and communicating with you about our learning in class. Our page will also include reminders for important events such as trips as well as celebrating some of the lovely things the children do at Lindow.

Click on the links below to find out more about Year 1

We also have our own class dojo page where children are given dojo points for working hard, good teamwork, perseverance etc. We post messages to the closed parent group,  which is great for keeping in contact and sharing current learning and photo's.

Additional Information
Alongside the Miss Lightfoot,  we have our lovely teaching assistant Miss Margeson every morning. We also have a Mrs Stewart, Mrs Hobson and Mrs Darroch, who are there to support 1:1 children in Year 1.

Dates for your diary:
See our Calendar page for current information and useful dates such as parents evening etc.

Year 1 Information

The children will continue have a concentrated 20 minute  ‘phonics’ every morning to maintain their skills in reading and spelling new words.

Every week, each child will read in a guided reading session with their teacher to master different strategies to help with reading; their books will be changed regularly across the week. Where possible, children are also able to read individually to an adult to support and embed learning and development. Outside school, it will help greatly if each child could read every night (for 5-10 minutes) and have a comment written in their reading diary to ensure that we are communicating the children's progress with reading. In order for this to work effectively, all children need to bring their reading books and reading diary every day and place them in the reading baskets in the classroom.

Children have weekly spellings to practise and these are linked to the phonics they are learning and tricky words we work through across the year. In order to support the children's mathematical understanding, we will also be giving the children a target to work on at home, which will be assessed using our whole school system.

Maths is taught through a variety of practical and activities and the children are taught how to record their ideas and methods using different techniques. They are encouraged to explain their thoughts and develop their reasoning behind their answers or solutions  to help develop skills using different mathematical strategies they have been taught in class.

We are timetabled to have PE every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, but please have both your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day as plans may change!  

Summer Term.

'A ticket around the world' is our topic for the final term in Year 1 and we will be linking subjects such as History, Geography, Art and Writing within the topic in a cross curricular method. Please read the document below titled 'Summer Term MTP' to see what will be covered throughout the current half term.

Additional resources that may be helpful:
1. Phonics games

2. Mental maths games

3. Year 1 Spellings and spelling patterns
Miss Lightfoot



Alexandra Gilbody,
28 Apr 2019, 10:58
Richard Norris,
31 Aug 2018, 06:22
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Michelle Coventry,
28 Sep 2017, 10:46