Head of Year Welcome

Hello,

I am Mrs Lavin, Head of Year 1 and class teacher in 1 Zephaniah. Our other class teachers in Year 1 are Miss Hussein in 1 Cadbury and Miss Akhtar in 1 Yousafzai. We are so excited to be part of your child’s learning journey and have some wonderful lessons and experiences planned for this year!

Much of our focus at the start of this academic year will be ensuring the smooth transition from Reception to Key Stage 1. Phonics continues to be a major focus; children will learn how to decode, to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. We appreciate any support you can provide at home; listening to your child read every night and talking about the text will help build a positive reading culture among our pupils and fuel their imaginations. 
We have so many wonderful experiences planned throughout the year. Children will have the opportunity to visit places of worship, perform in concerts, enjoy seasonal walks and even get to meet some animals they would find in the rainforest!
Personal development is a big focus for us as an academy this year. At Ark Victoria we want to help our pupils become curious citizens with a strong moral purpose. As well as embedded themes throughout our curriculum, children will study carefully sequenced lessons and have weekly assemblies to develop a diverse knowledge of moral, social, and cultural issues as well as how they can positively contribute to the wider community. We are especially looking forward to learning about character and virtues this academic year. The Year 1 team feel privileged to be teaching your children this year and look forward to seeing them grow both academically and socially.

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Please use the following image to see our Year 1 Students and their work: 

 Mrs Lavin

 Head of Year 1

Year 1 School Timetable

Lesson times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Morning Activities 

Registration

Morning Activities 

Registration

Morning Activities 

Registration

Morning Activities 

Registration

Morning Activities 

Registration

09:00 - 09:45 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
09:45 - 10:30 Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics Spelling test Phonics
10:30 - 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 - 11:35 Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing
11:35 - 11:50

Maths meeting

Maths meeting

Maths meeting

Maths meeting

Maths meeting

11:50 - 12:40 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:40 - 12:50 Registration/  

Handwriting 

Registration/  

Handwriting 

Registration/  

Handwriting 

Registration/  

Handwriting 

Registration/  

Handwriting 

12:50 - 13:50

RE

PPA

Music MPI

Science

History

PD

13:50 - 14:10 Break PPA 

PE NGI

Yr 1 and 2 Celebration Assembly Yr 1 and 2 Themed Assembly Break
14:10 - 15:00

Library/Computer Science

Art SJA

Science

Structured story time

History

Structured story time

PE/Golden time

Structured story time

15:00 - 15:15 Class Story

 

Curriculum Information

Knowledge Organisers

Reading with your child at home

 

Homework

In Year 1 maths homework will be set on Mathletics every Friday to completed by the following Monday.

Spellings will be sent home every Friday; children will be tested in their phonics lessons on the following Thursday. Links to sounds your children are learning will also be sent out each week.

Please ensure that you read with your child every day at home.

Homework Expectations

Daily reading

Weekly spellings

Weekly Mathletics