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Paget Primary School, Paget Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham

Year 1

Hello and welcome from the Year 1 team!

As a team, we believe that every child can do fantastic things and we look forward to watching your children grow and develop throughout this year.

Year 1 is an exciting time when children have left Foundation Stage and are beginning their time in Key Stage One. During the year, children use and build upon the knowledge they have learnt from Reception in a fun and practical way.

Throughout the year, the children are taught many subjects which the teachers always carefully plan and differentiate to suit each child’s needs and ability.

Our lessons consist of daily Read Write Inc sessions which helps develop children’s phonics and reading knowledge. We promote a love of reading by teaching children a base of sounds which can be applied and blended into words.

At home, children can access online games on Spelling Shed which helps them develop the understanding of different spelling rules and speed sounds. They can also use the Oxford Owl website, which has a range of books for the children to read at home.

Towards the end of Year 1, the children will take a national phonic screening test to assess their reading ability. These tests are reviewed and results are shared with parents.

We teach the importance of Maths during daily lessons to develop their numeracy fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Within our classrooms, we have an abundance of concrete and abstract resources to support children to represent and understand different mathematical problems. At home children can continue to their learning by accessing the mathematical game Numbots.

During the year, the children at Paget are very fortunate to be able to attend Forest School which is where they have first-hand experiences of being able to discover the wonder of nature by visiting different parks, woods and nature reserves.

I am sure you will have a wonderful time in Year 1!

The teacher staff in 1E are Mrs Ewbank (Class Teacher) and Mrs Evans (Teaching Assistant).

The teaching staff are 1W is Miss Wakefield (Class Teacher) and Miss Forbes (Teaching Assistant).

Our welcome letters for parents can be read below:

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