Year 1

Year 1 is the first year group in Key Stage 1 (KS1).

Classes And Teachers

Class G Ms Patel
Class I | Miss Kelly

Summer Term 2018

At the beginning of term, we sent home the Year 1 Summer Term News and our Year 1 Summer Term Topic Web which explain what we'll be doing this term.

Our topic this term is Gardeners' World.

News & Dates

  • Arts' Evening is on Thursday 28th June
  • Our Year 1 End of Year Assembly is on Friday 6th July at 2.30pm
  • We encourage children to bring in a named water bottle, so that they can have a drink in class, now the weather is warmer. Please also apply sunscreen and encourage your child to bring in a hat to wear in the playground (clearly labelled with their name)
  • Please ensure you have downloaded the Swaffield School app and have registered in it to ensure you keep up-to-date with information
  • Please also check the Calendar page.

P.E.

Class G and Class I have PE sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Year 1 children need to wear Swaffield PE kit. You may, if you like, leave the PE kit at school and take it home to wash at the weekend. Please make sure that all clothing, including PE kit has your child's name clearly on it.

Homework

There is more information on our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home.

  • Maths or English homework will be given out each Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.
  • Reading. Please try to read with your child every evening for 15 to 20 minutes and write a positive comment in their yellow reading record. Please visit our Reading & Books page for more information about Reading. You can see the reading list for Year 1 here.
  • Talk homework. We'll send talk homework home on Fridays so that you can help your child prepare for the Big Write the following week. Please make sure that your child has the opportunity to discuss this topic with an adult.
  • Spelling. We will give children spelling words on Wednesdays and these need to be practised at home ready to be tested weekly in school and brought back in on the following Monday.

The School Day

The induction booklet for Year 1 gives more information about Year 1.

Start of the Day

Children in Year 1 line up in the L-Shaped Playground and need to join the line when the first bell goes at 8.47am.

The bell rings again at the start of the school day at 8.50am for a prompt register and ready to begin their guided reading session. 

Please make sure your child arrives on time. If he/she is late, you must collect a red slip from the Front Desk or School Office to enable them to be added to the register.

PACT folder & reading record.

Please make sure your child brings their PACT folder, reading book and yellow reading record into school every day. To remind you, PACT stands for Parents and Children and Teachers.

Break Time

Children are given a fruit/vegetable snack to eat at morning break.

No other snacks are permitted.

Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is subsidised for all  primary school children and is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals .

Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com.

Lunch

Children in Year 1 are eligible for a free school meal which is funded by the Government.

You can find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu here. Please remember to send a slip of paper in each day to show what your child is to have for lunch. If they do not have a slip showing their choice of meal, they will be given the vegetarian option.
Alternatively, you may choose for your child to have a packed lunch, provided by you. You will need to inform the School Office and you must give half a term's notice.

End of the Day

The school day finishes at 3.05pm for Year 1. Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait for you.

Parents seeing Teachers

The teachers are always pleased to see parents or carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Teachers are happy to make an appointment for before or after school.; please make an appointment by phoning the School Office. or speak to the teacher when dropping off or collecting your child. If your child accompanies you to this meeting, he/she and any other siblings are expected to stay with you at all times and go into the classroom with you for your meeting.

The Head, Deputy and Assistant Head are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment to see either of them.

You'll be invited to meet your child’s class teacher for a private 15 minute appointment to discuss progress in October and March.

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.

Birthdays

If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.

Swaffield is a 'Healthy School' and, as such, we do not allow sweets, chocolate or cakes to be brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.

You may provide a plate of prepared fruit for the class to share if you wish.

If you wish you can buy a book to donate to your child's class and it will be inscribed:

This book has been donated to Class ... to celebrate the birthday of ...

(It is always best to check the suitability of a particular book, with the class teacher, before you purchase it.)

Please DO NOT ask teachers to distribute 'birthday bags' or invitations.