Welcome to Year 1!

Now that your child is in Year 1, they are a part of KS1 at Elmlea Infants’ School and will work towards transitioning out of the Early Years curriculum during Term 1 into the National Curriculum for the rest of the year. Throughout Year 1, your child will learn and take part in six exciting topics, each holding its own ‘WOW Event’.

A key focus of Year 1 is on developing your child’s ability to cope with full days of structured learning through whole class teaching input followed by a variety of group tasks, practical tasks and independent activities. We aim to nurture this through encouraging and supporting children to become more independent whilst also allowing them to explore different resources and strategies that best support their learning.

Within our year group, there are 3 classes.

A weekly typical timetable

Throughout the year, we have various curriculum weeks and whole school events that occur. Week-to-week, your child’s timetable may vary, but some key elements remain such as daily phonics, morning English and maths lessons. Alongside this, they will have sessions on guided reading, handwriting, PSHE or Circle Time.

In the afternoon, we focus on the wider curriculum and pride ourselves at Elmlea on giving your child a broad and balanced curriculum. Please visit ‘Our Curriculum’ pages for more information.

PE days are on Monday and Tuesday for Year 1 in 2023-24.

Slides and resources from the KS1 Curriculum Evening 2023-24

Useful links

For parents | Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home – Oxford Owl

Things to remember each week

All Year 1 pupils need to remember to:

* Come to school wearing PE kits on their PE days

* Bring in their reading book and reading record each day

* To complete weekly spellings by each Friday (please upload a picture on Seesaw or hand back to class teachers)

* To bring in a water bottle and fruit or vegetable snack each day

* To ensure all school uniform and other items are clearly labelled with their full name.