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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

 Hello and Welcome to the Year 1 Page.

Your teachers in Year 1 are Miss Johnston (1L), Miss Cash and Mrs Sawford (1P) and Mrs Watson and Mrs Robson (1T). Your child may also work with a variety of support staff in their classrooms or in smaller groups.

Important update

We now ask that children come to school in their PE kits on Tuesday and Thursday and they will remain in their kit all day. This does mean that, as the weather gets colder, you might want to send your child in jogging bottoms rather than shorts and give them a jumper/jacket to wear if cold. We will be sending their PE kits home at the end of this week if they have already brought it to school.

We are preparing some curriculum information to send home as we cannot provide our usual in-school meeting. This will be given on October 2nd and will include information about reading at school and at home, Year 1 expectations and targets and subject information. In the meantime, if you have any questions please direct them to your class teacher or the year group email address.

This term

We are so excited to start our Autumn term with you by looking at the topic of Traditional Tales! We will explore a variety of well-known stories including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man and use them to help us with reading, writing and role play.

We are also going to be focusing on mental health and wellbeing through a mixture of PSHE lessons, group discussions and mindfulness activities built into our daily routines. It is important to us that everyone feels comfortable, valued and safe upon their return to school.

For more information about subjects and topics that will be covered in Autumn 1, please see the attached document - 'Autumn 1 Curriculum'.

Help to learn home

Each week we will add a new tab to our Year 1 page with a breakdown of what we will be learning about that will include our maths, writing, phonics and reading focuses. There will also be useful links that you can use to revise these subjects at home. 

Below, you will find a document that can explain how to access our handwriting scheme from home via a PC or tablet. This is a scheme that we follow as a school and will practice daily in our classrooms.

If you have any questions for your class teachers please feel free to email us directly or use the year group email address year1-teachers@heymann.notts.sch.uk. 

Returning to school

Here are a few things that will be helpful to practice at home in order to help your children be more independent in the classroom:

- Getting changed into PE kit/school uniform

- Washing their hand for 20 seconds with soap and water

- Flushing the toilet after use

- Re-filling their own water bottles

We understand that children may be feeling nervous about their return to school and new routines but we will give them lots of reminders of our new rules and there will be lots of time for them to ask their teachers any questions they may have about what Year 1 will be like.

Please remember to send your child with a water bottle every day. They will take it home with them at the end of the day so that it can be washed at home and brought back the following day. 

We will be updating our class page often, so please keep checking it. Any important changes you need to know will also be emailed to you via parent mail or directly from your class teacher.

All of the Year 1 teachers are looking forward to a fun, exciting and engaging start to the year!

Best wishes

The Year 1 Team