Year 1

Welcome to Allan Ahlberg Class!

A collage of Allan Ahlberg's portrait in the middle surrounded by examples of his books (The Pencil, Funnybones, Heard it in the playground, Please Mrs Butler and The Jolly Postman Or other people's letters).

Allan Ahlberg is an English children’s author. His books are known for their gentle humor and are enjoyed by both children and adults. He has written more than 140 children’s books. His wife, Janet Ahlberg, illustrated many of the books.

Throughout the year, we will be using Tapestry to support us in documenting the learning journey of the children. Whilst the children are continuing to explore enhanced provision within the classroom, practical activities that they complete will be photographed and uploaded and shared with you on Tapestry to support us in evidencing them working towards the National Curriculum.

This module, homework was sent out to you physically, but from next module homework will be uploaded to Tapestry where you will be able to explore the homework tasks, as well as uploading homework that is completed with your child.

Phonics

At the end of Year 1, children will be completing the Year 1 Phonics Screening. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ is a fantastic website which can be used to support your children with their Phonics learning at home. As the Module progresses, I will begin to send some additional homework activities home to support you and your child with the Phonics that they have been learning with us in school. If you need any support with Phonics learning at home, please do not hesitate to contact us within school.

Along with Phonics, reading is incredibly important to develop our Phonetic understanding. Ideally, children should be reading a short amount each day, but at least three times a week.

PYP

Across the school we follow the PYP, and within the Year 1 classroom a Learner Profile Attribute display is available for children to reference. We encourage children to recognise times when they have shown the characteristics, and support them in reflecting on the learning and the choices that they have made.

Within the PYP, we explore the National Curriculum through the transdisciplinary themes of the International Baccalaureate. These are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planet
The International Baccalaureate learner profile