Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Coyne

Year One teacher

Mrs Wisinger

Year One Teacher

Welcome to Year One with Mrs Coyne, Mrs Wisigner and Mr Jones.


 As we head towards Christmas, children are well established in our classroom routine.We look forward to arranging a slot to speak to you about your child's progress and to make some shared targets moving forwards into Spring Term.

We have worked together with Miss Vaughan to create a learning environment which reflects that of Highfield's Early Years Provision. We hope that this will give the children the opportunity to extend their learning through carefully designed continuous provision activities when not working on a focussed job with a Teacher.

The children enjoyed exploring our initial text for Autumn 1 which was Paper Planes by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones. We have now moved onto looking at features of traditional texts with a twist on the classic tale of Rapunzel. We have been using many drama conventions to immerse ourselves in Story world in Rapunzel by Bethan Woolvin.


Paper Planes

We will be delving into the text using Rebecca Bell's Story Box Ritual which children are familiar with from Reception. We will explore the text through drama, vocabulary work and meeting the characters when we enter story world.

Alteration to Book Changes

We have altered our book change dates to ensure we have adequate time between gathering books in and giving them out to other families. This is in line with Government guidelines on minimising transfer of Covid and we appreciate your support with this.

Diaries and reading books will now be collected in on Fridays and new books given out on Mondays. Individual and small group reads will take place in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please send in your child's diary on these days so that feedback can be added to their diaries. Thank you for supporting your child with their five reads. The new books are designed to ensure children have a sound understanding of their phonics and have the opportuity to discuss new vocabulary with you. This term you may also get a word list in addition to your book. This is to help close gaps in Phase 3 phonemes and is ongoing. 

Things to remember in Year 1:

  • P.E is on Mondays and Fridays with Mr Forbes.
  • Try for five reads each week.
  • Homework due Wednesdays and given out on Fridays.


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