The children this week have made me extremely proud. They have completed their phonics screening check and have all done their best.
We are excited to start our new topic, Kenya. The children will be learning lots of facts about Kenya as the term goes on, comparing it to the UK and investigating different types of African art.
Spellings have changed form this half term. Each phonics groups will have their own set of spellings. Below you will be able to access look, say, cover, write, check sheets for some of the groups. There is a summer week 1 sheet which has all 6 groups spellings on. The children each have 10 spellings which will be given out on a Thursday and they will be tested on a Tuesday during phonics.
In year one the children will have PE on Wednesday and Fridays. They are however expected to have their PE kit in school every day for other sporting events. The children need to have a full kit including a tracksuit as the children will be going outside for PE unless it is raining.
Reading and Phonics
Please can you ensure your child is doing their daily reading at home? The children need to read daily for 10 minutes to help them practice their phonics and improve their fluency. The children will also need to be asked about the text.
Homework goes out every Thursday and is expected back in on a Tuesday morning. This will consist of different tasks based on what the children are doing in school. It will vary from week to week looking at different subjects and different types of activities.
Please can I remind you to ensure all of your children's clothes are labelled as we have had items go missing already and some end up in lost property as they have no name. Please can you also make sure your child also has a named water bottle so they can have a drink of water during the day?
If you have any messages please try to pass them onto Mrs Clarke or Mrs Burgess out on the playground as we like to be there for the children, welcoming them and settling them into their day. This is very difficult if we have several parents wanting to discuss matters right at that moment. If you need a discussion about something, please can you arrange a meeting after school?
If you have any questions to ask or things to discuss please speak to the teacher and arrange time to discuss them with staff at a mutually convenient time.
Thank you for your continued support.