Hello everyone and welcome to 1JB’s 2021-2022 class page.

Here you can find out about all of our latest learning.

We are a lively and friendly class of 22 children. We have a range of cultures within our class and this is something that we are extremely proud of. Each of us bring our own personality and skills that help create a passionate and fun learning environment. Each day I am blown away by the children’s eagerness and resilliance to learn, here’s to a fantastic year 1JB!

Mr Bailey

Year 1 are supported by Mrs Begum, Mr McDonald, Mrs Riley, Miss Smith, Miss Bush and Miss Hancock.

Reading 

Early home reading plays a vital role in ensuring your child becomes a confident and fluent reader by the end of Key stage 1 therefore we ask for your support at home with this. We ask that any reading completed at home is recorded in the children’s reading record.  This helps us to identify and monitor your child’s progress and when your child’s book can be changed, books are changed when children are confidently decoding and reading tricky words on sight. 

 We are going to begin sending book bags home each day. We kindly ask for them to be returned the following day. The whole book is not expected to be completed in one home reading session. The aim is to listen to your child read for a minimum of 4 times a week to increase fluency and pace.

Monster Phonics

Monster Phonics is a highly-engaging, structured, synthetic phonics programme. It facilitates
learning by allowing children to learn new graphemes by using monsters to group graphemes
for recall and to provide an easy and fun memory cue for children. It also uses colour-coding
to highlight the grapheme when teaching a new grapheme. Once taught and secure, the
colour is removed.

Homework

Phonics and spelling homework will be sent home on Friday. Both are to be practised at home and the children will carry out a spelling test each Friday. Phonics homework will vary between practising sounds, words, and sentences. 

PE

PE is every Wednesday morning, children should bring their PE kits into school.