Croeso i blwyddyn 1!
Our Topics for the Year
The Enchanted Woodland
Fruit and Drinks
Your child can purchase a range of fruit from class for £1 per week or 20p per day. There is also milk available in the morning and at break time. Water bottles are available from class at a cost of £1.50. These are kept in class to ensure children always have water available throughout the day.
Your child will read regularly in class and reading books will be sent home at least once a week . We cannot stress how important it is for you to hear your child read every week. Please sign and comment on your child’s reading in their reading diary.
Please label your child’s uniform especially jumpers, coats and PE kit. If you need to buy school uniform it is available from Tees R Us in Prendergast. We do not have uniform at school anymore.
The school is continuing to use a handwriting scheme called Letter Join. This has online resources that you and the children can access at home to help the children with their cursive handwriting.
Our PE session will be on a Tuesday morning . We would appreciate it if you could provide a T-Shirt, jogging trousers and trainers. If your child could bring their PE kit in on a Monday for the week as we can’t always rely on the weather! Please ensure all kit is labelled with your child’s name.
We want your child to have a wonderful time in Year 1 and make excellent
progress in all areas. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to talk to us.
Thank you for your continuing support,
Mrs Amanda Owen and Miss Emily Welch.
The children in year one have been learning all about superheroes. This week we have had the emergency services in to tell us all about how they help people everyday. We had a great time meeting all the real life superheroes.
We place a great importance on helping your child become an independent reader. Please ensure that you return your child's reading record to school everyday and read with your child at night. Books will be sent home when your child has read in school and are confident to read independently. Children that read regularly at home make better progress with their reading. We would appreciate you commenting on their reading each time you hear them read. If your child’s reading record has been lost, please let us know and it can be replaced at a cost of £2.00.
Children will have P.E at least once a week, depending on the weather. We suggest that P.E kit be brought in on a Monday and left in school (leggings/tracksuit bottoms, T-shirt and trainers).
YELLOW class PE will be on a THURSDAY.
Please make sure that your child’s clothes and other belongings are marked clearly with their name. Now that the weather has changed, please ensure that children have appropriate warm clothing (hats, gloves, winter coat).
Your child may bring a piece of fruit to eat at playtime, or if you prefer, you may buy fruit in school. Fruit costs £1 for the week or 20p a day and any profit from this is used to purchase ingredients for cooking activities.
Children in Year 1 are not required to do homework (apart from reading) but from time to time you may be asked, via your child, to contribute to classroom displays or help them with a specific topic we are covering in class. Alongside this letter you will have a topic web to see what we are covering in class this term. If your child completes any work with you at home or during the holidays then it is always lovely to see and to share with the rest of the class.
Headlice are a recurrent problem in all schools. Please check your child’s hair regularly to help us tackle the problem.
We understand from time to time that you may need another adult to collect your child from school.
Please could you inform the office of any changes as and when they arise. Please note that a phone call will be made home if you have not informed us of a change to collection. The safety of your child is paramount.