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
- 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
|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**
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.
If you need to communicate an important message with your child’s class teacher this can be done via email email@example.com or alternatively please notify support staff at the door.
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.
Subject Knowledge Organisers
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.
resources_Yr_1_Plantsv2 (We cover the plants, seeds and growing aspects in Spring 2)
resources_Yr_1_Plantsv2 (We cover the trees aspect in Summer 1)