May we take this opportunity to wish you and your child every success and happiness in their new year group. Please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher if you have any questions or queries throughout the school year.
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 and knowledge organiser. 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 twice a week and bring a reading book home on the day they read with the teacher. Please read and discuss the book with your child at home and bring their book bags and contents to school every day.
New in Year One: All children will now bring home weekly spellings to learn 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. Some children will continue to work on flashcards at home and in school. Thank you all for your continued support at home.
Homework will be set each Friday either via Microsoft Teams as an assignment or as the Purple Mash program.
In Year 1, the children are encouraged to be more independent and therefore book bags are not checked daily. Please ask your child to give any messages or notes to the class teacher. Teachers will be explaining these new systems to the children in their classes.
In the past it has been very congested at the Year 1 door. We would therefore appreciate it if you could leave your children at the door and encourage them to come into school on their own. An adult is available at the door to take messages. 1RS (Dolphin class) will leave school at the end of the day via the door next to the computer suite.
Year 1 P.E. day this term is: Wednesday Please could your child come to school wearing their PE kit on that day?
Lunches 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. It has been lovely to see so many smiley faces this week!
The Year 1 team Miss Earl, Mrs Lempriere, Mrs Ray and Mrs Summers