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Year 1

Year 1

Welcome Back to Year 1!

Staffing:

Teachers: Miss Hilton and Ms Harrison 
LSA's:  Mrs Donnelly, Miss Mackin and Miss Downey

May we once again say a huge thank you for all your hard work and support with phonics, reading and spelling throughout Summer 1. Similarly, the children have also worked extremely hard and we are now looking forward to an enjoyable, action packed final half term.

Topic and Science

Throughout our final half term our learning will continue to develop around the theme of an ‘Enchanted Woodland’ The children will be joining in with lots of arts and crafts activities, learn about woodland animals and continue to develop their knowledge of plant life. 

Phonics

Phonics screening check
As you are all now aware the phonics screening check will take place on the week commencing the 11th June. Over the 2 week holidays please use your sound charts to help your child practise as many of their sounds as possible. Reading every night is another great way to ensure your child is applying their phonic skills and will give your child the best possible chance of success. Good luck Year 1- we know you can beat the aliens!

P.E.

Children are to bring their kits in at the beginning of a half term so they always have their kit in school. Pumps or bare feet are worn for indoor use and trainers for outdoor use. P.E kit consists of a white t-shirt and black shorts.

Your child’s P.E. days are: Monday and Tuesday 

Homework

We loved receiving all your homework from the last half term. Please continue to bring in lots of pictures/projects and writing in the following term. We look forward to seeing all the work you and your children complete. 

Reading

It is an expectation that children bring their book bags to school every day please. Parents/Carers are asked to write a comment in their reading record and sign this daily, so we can track their progress. Reading records will be checked daily during chat and play. Please find the time to read with your child and practice their key words every night. We really appreciate your support with this as reading at home has a big impact on children’s progress and we are pleased to see children applying their key word knowledge and beginning to read words in books. Let’s work together to build a lifelong love of reading for your child!

Snack

If you wish for your child to have snack at school, payment can be made via ParentPay or barcoded letter from the school office. This half-term, the fee is £7.

Reminders

  • Our school day starts at 8.45am. Children will come into the classroom on their own, and they can be collected outside the classroom door at 2.55pm
  • Staying hydrated helps us to learn so please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school with them everyday.
  • Now that the weather has improved, please make sure your child brings sun cream and a sun hat into school each day.
  • Could we also ask that you make sure your child has their name in their uniforms and PE kits to avoid any confusion if they take their jumpers off.
  • Make sure you remember to read every night in preparation for the phonics screener!