May we take this opportunity to wish you and your child every success and happiness in Year 1. This September start has been like no other and we are very pleased and proud to see so many children who have quickly settled into new routines and expectations.
Please could we draw your attention to drop off and collection times. The three Year 1 classes have staggered entry times to reduce contact between classes and to keep us all as safe as possible. Also, the class teacher will not be in their room until the allotted time as they may be preparing for teaching or attending meetings.
Drop off Time
8.40 - 8.50am
2.55 - 3.05pm
8.50 - 9.00am
3.05 - 3.15pm
9.00 - 9.10am
3.15 - 3.25pm
Morning Fruit time:
During these exceptional times, the children are not bringing a book bag to school and so their fruit cannot be stored in the usual way in their bags. A fruit bag (like a very mini PE bag) with a drawstring is very beneficial as it can be hung up on a hook or hanger.
This half term, our learning theme will be ‘Superhero Me’. Please look on the school website, on the Year 1 page, for the half term curriculum overview.
The second half of the Autumn term will be ‘A Toy’s Story’.
The children will be developing their literacy and numeracy skills and will continue to work through our phonic programme to improve their spelling, handwriting and reading. They will read in school but at present will not be bringing reading materials home.
New in Year One:
All children will now be asked to learn weekly spellings linked to their phonics work. There will not be a ‘formal’ spelling test, but helping your child learn these at home will assist them in their daily class work. The spellings will be on your child’s Microsoft Teams Class page every Friday by 3.30pm.
Some children will continue to work on flashcards in school. Thank you all for your continued support at home.
After October half term, there will be weekly homework tasks. There will also be a list of real words and pseudo (made up) words to read. Again, this may be sent to you via your child’s Microsoft Teams Class page and we will let you know nearer the time.
Our Year 1 P.E. day this term is Tuesday:
Please do not forget that PE lessons will be held outside wherever possible and that your child should be wearing their trainers rather than plimsolls. Warm weather kit will also be required as the days get colder (Blue or Black tracksuit bottoms, as detailed in the summer term correspondence).
Earrings should not be worn to school on PE days. If they are newly pierced then you should send your child in with surgical tape covering them. We only allow small stud earrings in school at any time and sleepers or dangly earrings are not permitted for health and safety reasons.
Year 1 Library days:
At present, Year 1 children are not using the library but we will of course let you know when this changes.
And finally, a huge thank you to all those parents who are ordering lunches in advance on line with their child. It is a great help and prevents the children worrying about lunchtime.
Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during these unique times.