Kindness, Unity & Courage
"There is a supportive family feel to the school, and pastoral care is a key strength. Most parents are happy with the school and agree that their children are happy, safe and making good progress."
Ofsted March 2017
Welcome to Year 1! This year is packed full of exciting learning experiences to enable each child to develop and flourish. The children have settled in really well and we are looking forward to the term ahead. Below is some key information about Year 1.
Phonics: Children will be continuing their journey through the 42 phonic sounds and will be learning the different ways of spelling these sounds. We will begin the year by recapping the phonics sounds they looked at in Early Years, before transitioning to phases 4 and 5. Phonics takes place every day in school and we ask that you continue to practice phonics sounds at home.
Reading: Children need to read every night and parents should then write a comment in their reading record. We ask that children read books more than once before being changed to practice fluency and changing tones of voices. In school, we will track reading and the children that read the most will be entered into a reading raffle, announced on Friday’s during merit assembly. Reading books are changed on a Monday and Wednesday. Reading books should still be brought into school every day of the week.
P.E: P.E. kits should include suitable foot wear (trainers or plimsolls), t-shirt (in their house colour) and shorts or track suit bottoms. P.E. kit stays in school for the half term and needs to be fully labelled with child’s name. Our P.E day is Thursday.
Homework: Each half term children will be given a home learning grid which has a variety of different activities for your child to choose from. We would love for them to choose one activity each week and bring it in. Home learning will be celebrated in class on a Friday.
Spellings: Spellings are handed out on Friday, in their spelling books. Children have one week to learn their spellings. They will be tested on these spellings the following Friday. Children need to bring in their spelling book on each Friday to receive their new spellings for the week.
Should you have any other questions or concerns, or simply wish to discuss your child’s learning, please make an appointment to see me.