Welcome to Year 1VH
The staff are Mrs Holt, Miss Pemberton, Mrs Bibi and Mrs Bano (pm).
Your support is valuable in extending your child's learning. We would be grateful if you could spend a small amount of time each day to help them with their set homework or reading with them.
The homework we give supports the learning we are currently doing in class. We try to make it quite practical so that it is enjoyable for the children and provides an opportunity for you to talk about what they are doing at school.
Each Wednesday we will send home a 'learn at home' book which will contain numeracy and literacy activities and other activities based on our current topic. We will collect these books in on Monday.
Please make sure you check your child's book bag daily to see if they have any homework.
At Bankfoot, we are committed to providing a culturally inclusive and relevant curriculum to suit the needs of all pupils.
Following consultation with parents, we have designed long term plans for each year group. We have tried to link the topics with countries and cultures beyond Europe. If you have some more ideas that we can include please talk to the teachers. We value and welcome your contributions.
Morning club is between 8.20 and 8.40 am everyday. In Year 1 during this time, the children learn basic literacy and numeracy skills. Activities are on a rolling programme over the week so it is important that children come every day if they want the opportunity to access all the activities.
Children have access to the provision areas, iPads and a variety of games and activities to help them learn new skills and consolidate what we have been learning in class. It is also a chance for staff to check and update children's bookmarks.
To enhance the curriculum and expose children to wider experiences, we have a range of external visits and visitors in school. This provides children with real-life experiences that they can reflect and build upon. Over the year, we also hold fundraising days to highlight different charities and encourage children to think about others less fortunate than themselves.