Welcome to Year 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready to start our new learning together. This half term we are learning all about Pirates. We have begun by designing our own pirates and giving them names. We are going to be learning all about pirate life, famous pirates as well as building our own pirate ships. Please can you begin to keep plastic bottle lid for us to use during our ship building?
6th & 8th February Consultation evenings
9th February Y1 Class assembly 2:45pm
In year one the children will have PE on Tuesdays 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? We are giving out certificates for those children who read 6 times or more during the 7 day week. The highest we have had is 8 out of 29 children. This is checked via the reading records each Monday. The children need to read daily for 10 minutes to help them practise their phonics and improve their fluency. The children will also need to be asked about the text and if you have lost your coloured bookmark to support you with this please come and ask for a new one and this will be arrange for you.
The children have been sent home key words and sounds they need to be practising at home. These key words will now be the children's spelling for the half term. If you feel your child is doing well with these at home and you would like the next set before half term please come in and discuss it with us. This is for both recognition and writing. Some children have progressed lots this term because of the extra support and help that is being provided by extra sessions each afternoon and the work at home. Thank you for the extra bits you are doing. This will help your child achieve in the Phonics Screening check in June.
Homework goes out every Thursday and is expected back in on a Tuesday morning. This will consist of number work – Number bonds and then a task. The task will be 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 already have had items go missing and some end up in our lost property box as they have no name? Please can you also make sure you child also have 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.