We have welcomed Miss Harrison into our class and we are very happy to have her working with us. Miss Harrison is currently learning to become a teacher. She will be with us until June and it will be great to have her working with us.
Please send in reading books as and when you feel your child is ready for a new book.
PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.
PE lessons usually take place in the hall. As the hall is a shared area, there may be occasions where PE lessons will have to be done outside or rescheduled. PE Kits will stay in school this term.
Covid absence/Isolation work
Please find some activities to complete should your child not be able to attend school for Covid-19 related reasons
|Who works in the class?||Mr McKenzie – Class Teacher
Mrs Sellers – 1:1 Support
Mrs Coombes – Volunteer classroom support – Mondays and Thursdays
Mrs Mercer Brown (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
|Important Information||Year 1 begin the school day at 8.45am and finish at 3.30pm.
Drop off/collection is at the Key Stage 1 playground gate.
Late arrivals should contact the school office.
If another relative or someone other than a parent is collecting, please inform a member of staff at the gate or contact the school office.
|When are spelling tests?||Spellings as part of the ‘Read, Write Inc’ Phonics scheme. The children complete these when they are on yellow, blue or grey books. These will be part of their Read, Write, Inc sessions.|
|Homework||This year, homework will be set electronically. The work should be completed and uploaded to SeeSaw. Work will be accessible each Friday.|
|What are procedures for reading books?||We kindly ask that books are returned on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. New reading books will be given on these days. We encourage daily reading at home and for children to re-read books to develop their familiarity with a text.
Please understand that in some instances there may be a slight delay in providing your child with a new reading book. We would encourage the children to read their book more than once to develop their fluency and understanding of the text.
|When are PE days?||Our PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday
Children should bring their PE kit into school on Tuesdays; They will be getting changed in their classroom and change back into their uniform once the lesson has ended. We recommend that the children leave their PE kit in school on Tuesday as we have another PE session the following day.
At some point in the year, we will be having time with a PE coach. This will mean that the day we have our lesson may change, but you will be updated and informed as soon as possible.
Year 1 will have a phonics screening test in June. It is important that they keep up to date with all their sounds. We use the Read Write Inc scheme in school and it is recommended that you practice these sounds with your child at home.
You will find a link to the official Read, Write Inc YouTube channel in our useful links section.
This contains highly useful videos focus as word reading, blending, spelling and tutorials for parents on how to correctly read sounds with your child.
Please find below a copy of the Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds.
|Rewards for hard work & good behaviour.||All children can earn individual house-points for demonstrating a hard-working or thoughtful attitude, as well as being helpful, kind or otherwise a good citizen.
Children have ‘Always’ tickets. They begin each week with five ‘Always’ tickets and only lose a ticket should their name be moved to red (see below).
|Consequences for lack of effort and poor behaviour||
Green – all children begin each day on green and remain there unless their behaviour results in them being moved down.
Amber – children who have shown a poor attitude to work and play or shown behaviour that is not acceptable will be moved down to amber. This acts as a warning and allows the children an opportunity to reflect on their choices/behaviour.
Red – If children persist with poor behaviour or effort, their name will be moved from amber to red. This will also result in the loss of one always ticket. A letter will be sent home if a child loses 3 always tickets in a week.
Reflection room – If a child shows poor behaviour during lunch/play time, they will be sent to the reflection room to think about their behaviour and choices. If a child is sent to reflection room 3 times in one half -term, a letter will be sent home.
|Anything else relevant for your year group||
Year 1 complete a Phonics Screening check in the Summer term.
We promote independence in Year 1, wherever possible and would encourage you to do the same at home.
Below is a copy of the Year 1 common exception words that the children will be tested on throughout the year. I would encourage you to practice these at home with your child frequently.