Welcome to Year 1
Start and End of School Day
At the start of the school day children are expected to be lined up outside the small gate opposite the Year 1 classroom door by 8.55am. A free Breakfast club now runs from 8.30am. and again children wishing to attend breakfast club should line up outside the same gate at 8:30 any arrivals after this time cannot be accepted into breakfast club and will need to wait until the gate opens again at 8:55 a.m. children wish to attend. At the end of the day parents should line up at a safe distance from one another outside the same gate and wait for the children to be dismissed in an orderly fashion.
Just a reminder to label coats, jackets, school uniform and PE Kit. As the weather improves the children may want to bring in a sun hat. Please can the hat have their name. Thank you for your support.
P.E. will be on a Monday and the children will get changed into black shorts, black pumps and a white t-shirt. Please can names be put P,E. kits to make it easier for the children to make sure they have their kit back in their bag as the children are to take responsibility for organising and taking care of their kit. Thank you.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will be expected to be returned the following Thursday. Spellings will also be given out on Fridays for children to learn throughout the week in preparation for a short spelling test on the following Thursday. If homework is not completed in the allocated time children will need to miss some of their playtime that day in order to complete the missed work. If you require any support at all with the Homework please do not hesitate to ask.
Reading opportunities are important in supporting children’s spelling, phonics and writing, therefore various opportunities to read will take place throughout the week in school. These will include guided reading, one-to-one reading, and shared reading and comprehension activities. Children will each be given a reading book that matches their phonic ability in order to support them in developing fluency, stamina and understanding as well as choosing a book to read for pleasure. We ask that you aim to read to or listen to your child read as much as possible throughout the week. Your child will be allocated a specific day for their books to be changed to enable us to safely quarantine books and monitor home reading, so it is essential your child bring their books and log in on their allocated day. However we ask that children bring their books to school daily in their book bag in case of additional reading time in school.
Useful links to additional resources:
Literacy counts- story time counts, stories, videos, parent support and more. https://literacycounts.co.uk/parents/storytime-counts/
Oxford owl- phonics resources, advice for parents and links to activities
Phonics play- segmenting and blending games
Active learn- bug club and science bug children use login details in reading log to access stories games and resources.
Hit the button quick fire maths games
Year 1 Class Teacher
Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant
Year 1 Teaching Assistant