Welcome to Year 1
The children are working hard in class and have had great fun looking at our story of the princess and the pea, and the pea and the princess. The children have been thinking about alternatives and have been busy planning their own versions. I can wait to read them next week.
We are busy finishing our Bayeux Tapestry art work ready to put up on display. The children have been working hard and it looks great.
After our Monarchy day last week we have now sent our cards off to the Queen. We look forward to seeing if we get a reply to all our questions. The children wanted to know lots of different things including her favourite type of cake and how does she sit still on her throne all day every day.
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.
Reading and Phonics
WOW!! The children have now completed their phonics screening check and they have all made me very proud. They all put in 100% into it and their result will come out in a few weeks’ time along with their reports. This will tell you whether your child as passed or failed the screening check. If you would like to discuss the results further, once you have the results, please feel free to make an after school appointment with Miss Conyard.
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 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. If you require a new one please come and ask and this will be arrange for you.
The children brought home their new spelling packs for the summer term. The spellings consist of 5 sheets of flashcards for the children to learn over the whole term. We will be reviewing them towards the end of the summer term at the beginning of July.
Home learning 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.
This week the children have homework related to clean air day next week. They have been asked to design bunting. The pieces of paper are int eh children folders.
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 the main 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.