This year your child will make the transition from Early Years to Key Stage 1. In Year 1 we will be encouraging the children’s independence using a more formal approach to teaching and learning.
Happy New Year!
Our topic for Spring 1 is 'Polar Adventures' and we have got some exciting learning planned! Take a peek at the PDF below to see what we will be learning.
Thank you for your ongoing support with your child's learning.
Spellings – Given out on a Friday. These must be learnt and your child will be provided with a Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check sheet to help with this. A spelling test will take place on the following Friday.
Maths and English/Phonics homework – Given out on a Friday. Must be completed and handed in on a Wednesday. If you do not understand your homework, you must ask by Monday.
Reading – Every child in Year 1 has a target of reading to an adult at home four times per week. An adult must make a record each time of the date, book and pages read. Each entry must be signed by an adult. Reading logs will be checked every daily. Children will receive rewards such as a ‘Well Done’ sticker and house points if they meet their target.
As you may know, in Year 1 there is a statutory phonics screening check. For more information please see me or the government website. This assessment will commence on the week beginning Monday 14 May 2018 and it is vital that all children attend school for this.
- Reading books and logs must be brought to school every day
- PE is on a Tuesday. Children should keep their labelled PE kit in school to ensure they do not miss these vital lessons. PE kit lists can be found on the school website.
- Please ensure children are wearing the correct uniform (listed on the school website) and all items are labelled to help minimise lost property.
- Children should be in school promptly for 8:55 am as this is when lessons and learning commence.
Deputy Headteacher/Year 1 Class Teacher
Year 1 Teaching Assistant