Welcome to Year 1
WOW!! What an exciting week the children have had. We had our first enrichment activity this week, visitors from Paradise Wildlife Park, who brought 3 of their animals along to meet the children. They brought a beautiful barn owl called Sky, a lion heart rabbit called Monty and then a bearded dragon lizard called Eddie. The children were very well behaved and asked lots of great questions. The adults were very complimentary about the children. All of the children were offered the chance to stroke Monty and Eddie. All of the children took the opportunity and even the adults got involved. Mrs Burgess came in to meet them and Miss Conyard was very excited to be able to hold Eddie. This has sparkled some lovely writing of labels of photos from our morning workshop.
This week the children have their first piece of homework. The children have been asked to decorate their homework books. The children have then been asked to practice their letter and number formation before we move onto focusing on reading and spelling of key words.
This is due in on Tuesday. Please ensure all writing is done in a writing pencil and not coloured pencils or pens.
Next Friday is photo day! We look forward to seeing the children ready for their photos and promise to try our best to keep them as clean as possible before they have their pictures taken.
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.
Homework will go out on a Thursday and is expected back in on a Tuesday morning. This will consist of number work - number formation, spellings - phonics based tricky and high frequency words 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.
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.