Year 1 Miss Sellers

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Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page

The Year 1 Team

The Year 1 team comprises of Miss Sellers the Class Teacher, Mrs Evans the Teaching Assistant and Miss Shaw who is a 1:1 Teaching Assistant.

Miss Sellers (Teacher) Mrs Evans (Teaching Assistant)Miss Shaw (1:1 Teaching Assistant

Our Vision
At Manor Farm Academy we strive to provide the best possible education and to ensure happiness and achievement for all. Through high expectations, we strive to instill a sense of pride and confidence within all of our pupils. We aim to develop an environment where respect and honesty are valued, and individuality and difference are celebrated.   By harnessing the sense of wonder, curiosity, determination and independence that we see in our youngest children, and by encouraging our children to never stop asking why, we hope that a love of learning that extends beyond our academy walls is fostered. It is important to us that every child that leaves Manor Farm Academy is the best that they can be, that they are kind, confident and articulate and that they have a strength in their own convictions.

Our Values  
We believe that every member of the Manor Farm Academy team: pupils, staff, parents and governors, has an important contribution to make to the success of the academy.  

At Manor Farm Academy, we value:

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Phonics – Learning To Read

At Manor Farm Academy, our children learn to read using the ‘Read, Write Inc.’ scheme. We put the teaching of reading at the heart of our academy and ensure teachers have the knowledge and determination to teach every child, regardless of age, background or need to read.

The children are taught phonics daily and assessed regularly so that the books that they are reading are closely matched to their individual ability. They read and re-read these books to increase their fluency and comprehension.

Reading at Home  

Read by Myself Books
Children accessing Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons take home a book that is matched to their phonics ability. Parents are asked to support their child to read this book independently using the blending and decoding skills that they have been practising at school.  

Reading for Pleasure Books
Our aim at Manor Farm Academy is for every child to enjoy books; we therefore give children a Reading for Pleasure book to instill in them a passion for reading. Children will take home a Reading for Pleasure book from our classroom libraries which they will have chosen for themselves.

We would not yet expect children who are accessing the Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons to read these books by themselves. For these pupils, these books are for adults at home to read to children, perhaps before bedtime or when relaxing. However once pupils have completed their Read Write Inc. Phonics journey, we would strongly encourage the children to read their Reading for Pleasure book independently.  

All books will be changed regularly and monitored by staff. Parents /Carers are asked to comment in the children’s Reading Record when they hear their child read. Although we understand how busy life can be, we do ask that all children aim to read aloud to an adult for at least five minutes per day. Research has continually shown us the positive impact that reading can have on all areas of your child’s learning.

Year 1 Recommended Reads

Year 1 Enrichment Experiences

Year 1 Homework

Every Monday, we will distribute homework that includes a list of spellings to be practiced, five words that can be spelled phonetically, and five high-frequency words. Pupils can access Numbots through a link, and there is a ‘talk for learning’ section that features an activity related to our weekly learning.

We will also provide an optional homework sheet on Seesaw each term.

The Home Board

The Home Board is updated daily on Seesaw with uploaded photographs or film clips to showcase the pupils’ learning.

Year 1 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Year 1 Spring Curriculum Newsletter

Year 1 Summer Curriculum Newsletter

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