Year 1: Galileo

Year 1: Galileo

Our Year 1 class is named after the esteemed scientist, Galileo Galilei and is located on the first floor of our main Victorian building, alongside the First Floor Hall.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1, Year 1 children are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History/Geography and PE. Each half term or term, a new topic is introduced that is linked to the objectives of the National Curriculum allowing the children the opportunity to take part in lessons of different subjects within the framework of the topic.

Pupils in Year 1 will continue with the Read Write Inc phonics programme to consolidate their reading skills. Each child is heard reading by an adult every week with one-to-one sessions focussing on all aspects of reading: fluency, expression and comprehension, as well as decoding skills. They take part in daily phonics lessons and are taught individual letters and sounds and how to blend sounds together as a strategy to further develop their reading. They also take home the relevant reading book to their phonics lesson and this information is recorded in their reading records.

Homework sent home focusses on handwriting and children are also given handwriting practise sheets to help develop their letter formations. Homework is also linked to the learning that is taking place in the classroom e.g: sentence writing, Maths, topic or Science.

Every Friday morning the children have the opportunity to share their home learning (show and tell) with the rest of the class. This provides them with the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers and the adults, whilst also developing their speaking and listening skills.

The Year 1 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 1 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 1 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss L. Roberts
Support staff:
  • Mrs. C. O’Dwyer
KS1 Leader:
  • Mrs R. Dyer

Other key roles:

SENco:
  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, we are working towards a phased return of designated priority year groups. This will happen at different stages between 4th – 15th June and parents & carers of these year groups will be informed of the arrangements for their child’s return.

At all times we will continue to have the absolute best interest of our children, families and staff at the forefront of our thinking when planning the reopening of our school. We do not want to compromise the health, safety and well-being of our entire school’s community so safeguarding this remains our absolute priority.

For those children not required to come to school, their learning remains very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Dear parents and carers of children in Year 1:

RE: End of year celebration – Tuesday 14th July

As the summer term draws to its end, we would like to give your child the opportunity to say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils.

We will be hosting two special events on Tuesday 14th July.

Therefore, I am writing to request that your child is dressed in their full school uniform on Tuesday 14th July.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Dyer, Mrs Lee and Mrs Camplin

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