Respect - Collaborate - Grow
Welcome to Year 1!
In Year 1 we are lucky to have the expertise and enthusiasm of two teachers – Mrs Robson on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Lee on Thursdays and Fridays. We are assisted by Mrs Birch every day except Fridays and Mrs D works 1-1 to support learning.
We would be grateful if parents could assist us at home by reading with your child every day and recording their reading in their reading record book. Children will be responsible for changing their own reading books when necessary. We will support them with this and will be regularly checking reading records. Please make sure your child’s reading book and reading record are in school every day so we can also hear them read.
Home learning, including spellings, will come home on a Friday and can be returned to school any time from the Monday if completed, but must be in school by Wednesday.
P.E. is on a Wednesday and Thursday; please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school. We encourage you to leave your child’s kit in school all term; we will send it home at the end of term or earlier if it requires washing.
Please also ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school and that it only contains water. They will also need a lunchtime drink, this could be water, squash or juice (no fizzy drinks please).
We look forward to our exciting learning journey together in Year One.
Children can practise their phonics by playing games online. The children particularly like ‘Buried Treasure’ at ‘phonicsplay.co.uk’
Other games can be found at ictgames.com/literacy.html
World Book Day in Year 1
Here are a few characters from Year 1 - who also had fun turning a potato into a book character! The day ended with parents visiting classrooms during the afternoon to 'share a story' with their children.
A fun day had by all.
Who are we?
Dear Mrs May…
Priya Sharma – Year One
A conversation between a Mother and Daughter one day sparked a letter to the Prime Minister, Teresa May. “Why is the weekend only two days?” asked Priya Sharma.
A reply from ‘Number 10’ explained the importance of education and how doing homework and studying will help you in the future.
On reading the response, Priya did not agree with homework and studying, but insisted that playing with friends would be more fun! After a conversation with mum, the word achieve was challenged by Priya for its grammar usage and not spelling.
It’s astounding what can come from a conversation!!