Welcome to Year 1
Autumn 1 2018 - Year One Newsletter
A warm welcome from the Year 1 team! We hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready for an exciting term. This term starts with our topic ‘Superheroes’ where we will be focussing on the book ‘Traction Man is here’ by Mini Grey.
Keep an eye on our Year 1 notice board (by the front entrance), as this is where we will provide you with additional information over the year. In here, we will also keep you updated with what we are learning each week in English and Mathematics.
Reading A letter has been sent out to you all explaining some of the changes the school has made to the way in which we will be hearing the children read. There will be more information discussed at our parent’s presentation evening on the 19th September 2018. On this evening, we will give you more information about Year 1 and provide you with some useful ideas of how to help your children at home. However, please remember that you have signed the home school agreement and will ensure that you hear your child read at least once a week. It is important that this is recorded in their home school books. Your child will be able to change their books whenever they have finished one but we will remind them on their reading day.
PE Days Tuesday (gymnastics) and Wednesday (games) We will continue to be working alongside Planet Education (Beech 1st half of the term and Oak 2nd) on Tuesdays and then practicing our throwing and catching skills on Thursday afternoons.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is clearly marked with their name. If children have longer hair, please make sure they have this tied back on P.E days or provide them with hair bands to allow this to happen. If your child has pierced ears, please also remove these on P.E days.
Library Friday afternoon
Please note We will only be able to issue a new book if the previous one has been returned. A charge of £5.00 is made for lost books.
A separate letter will be sent out later this term regarding homework. Please listen to your child read as often as possible. Practise letter sounds with them and continue to read stories to them.
Open door Policy
We hope that if you have any worries or concerns about your child that you feel we need to know about, you will come and speak to us as soon as it is convenient for you or make an appointment for a chat. We are always happy to see if we can help and we would like to make the transition from Reception to Year 1 as easy as possible
Many thanks for your continued support from the Year 1 Team.
Mrs Hendry, Mrs Fowler, Mrs Wilcox, Mrs Garrett and Mrs Ujszasi-Evans, Mrs Oliver