Welcome to Year 1

There are two classes in year 1. You will be in class with our year 1 teachers Miss Davies/Mrs Thomas or Mrs Simpson/Mrs Gallant

Our teaching assistants are  Mrs Simmons and Miss Taylor

We use Class Dojo to let parents know how when their children receive praise for something they have done in school. This could include:

  • Sensible behaviour
  • Excellent effort
  • Kindness
  • Great work

Once you have downloaded the Class Dojo app and inputted the unique code for your child you will receive alerts when your child has earned a ‘dojo’. This can really help reinforce the praise that we are giving at school as well as being a useful reminder when children say they can’t remember what happened at school.

Please note that we are not using all of the features of Class Dojo at Muxton. We will continue to use the year group email addresses for communication with teachers so please do not use the messaging section of Class Dojo as this will not be monitored.

Do let us know if you need any help with setting up Class Dojo on your device. We will be happy to help! Download it for Apple or Android here.

Class Rules and Weekly Timetable

Miss Davies/Mrs Thomas and Mrs Simpson/Mrs Gallant

Morning Afternoon
Monday Miss Davies: Spelling & Maths

Mrs Simpson: Spelling & Maths

Miss Davies: Art/Design Technology

Mrs Simpson: Art/Design Technology

Tuesday Miss Davies: Phonics, English & Maths

Mrs Simpson: Phonics, English & Maths

Miss Davies: P.E & Computing

Mrs Simpson: P.E & Computing

Wednesday Mrs Thomas: Phonics, English & Maths

Mrs Simpson: Phonics, English & Maths

Mrs Thomas: History/ Geography

Mrs Simpson: History/ Geography

Thursday Mrs Thomas:  Phonics, English & Maths
Mrs Gallant: Phonics, English & Maths
Mrs Thomas: Science

Mrs Gallant: Science

Friday Mrs Thomas: Music/RE (alternating weeks) Guided reading

 

Mrs Gallant: Music/RE    (alternating weeks) PSHE

 

Mrs Thomas: PSHE, Independent learning, Homework set

Mrs Gallant: Guided reading, Independent learning, Homework set

Both Year 1 classes will have P.E on Tuesdays **Please remember to send your child to school dressed in their P.E kit on Tuesdays**

Reading

Your child will need to bring their reading folder into school every day as we may have additional opportunities to hear your child read. Your child’s reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.  If your child needs to access reading between book changing days then you can access our fabulous online reading books through Bug Club using this link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Passwords for Bug Club can be found in the front of your child’s home-school link books.

Communication

If you need to communicate an important message with your child’s class teacher this can be done via email year1@muxtonprimary.co.uk or alternatively please notify support staff at the door.

Homework

Homework will be set on a weekly basis via the website. Your child can record their work in their homework book which will be sent home each Friday. Please bring homework books into school by Wednesday of the following week.

Links to Online Resources

BugClub We subscribe to BugClub to give you access to a wide selection of online books for KS1 and KS2. Once your child has read a book they can then answer comprehension questions to check their understanding. Your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.

PurpleMash PurpleMash has a suite of software that can be used to support learning across the curriculum – your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.

BBC Bitesize BBC Bitesize has a range of learning materials for KS1 and KS2 children.

Sumdog Sumdog has a range of great maths games that can be played online  – your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.

Kiddle Kiddle is a safe search engine for children.

Phonics Play Phonics Play has a range of online phonic based games for children to overlearn sounds and to teach blending and decoding skills.

Phonics Bloom Phonics Bloom has a range of free and subscription based phonics games and activities linked to each of the phases.

Topmarks  Topmarks has a range of free phonics games and activities linked to each of the phases and support for tricky Phase 4 consonant clusters.

Mathplayground Mathplayground has game-based activities linked to all strands of maths including calculations, shape, money and time.

Helpful documents

Primary school National curriculum

Progression of spellings and phonics from Year 1 to Year 6

Curriculum Overviews

This Is Me Curriculum Overview

 

Subject Knowledge Organisers

Science

Our work on the Seasons is ongoing over the year as the children build up their knowledge by working on each season as we experience it.

Autumn Term

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Spring Term

resources_Yr_1_Plantsv2  (We cover the plants, seeds and growing aspects in Spring 2)

Summer Term

resources_Yr_1_Plantsv2 (We cover the trees aspect in Summer 1)

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Geography

Summer Term

Our Country Knowledge Organiser Year 1

Our School Knowledge Organiser Year 1

Our Local Area Knowledge Organisers Year 1

United Kingdom Poster 

History

Spring Term

History Transport Knowledge Organiser

History Monarchy Knowledge Organiser