Miss Noyes - Year 1

Year 1 – Term 1 – Topic letter

Miss Noyes

Miss Noyes works Monday to Friday

Teaching assistants

Mrs Thatcher works in the class Monday to Friday.

Miss McKay, Mrs Frempong and Mrs Adamson all work with a child on a 1:1 basis.

Reading

Children are read with twice a week. This may include group reading sessions with an adult. Books are changed at least once a week but please feel free to allow your child to change their book if they have already read them. Book levels are assessed by the class teacher.
High frequency words are changed fortnightly; children must confidently read the majority of these words to move to the next phase.

Phonics

In preparation for the statutory Phonics Screening which takes place in June, your child will be expected to confidently recognise the 40+ graphemes (written sounds). They will be continuing to learn how to use these graphemes to blend (for reading) and segment (for spelling). During this time, the children will be taught phonics across the year group and may not always be taught by their class teacher. A phonics parent’s workshop will explain this in more depth.

Handwriting

This year the children will be learning how to write their letters in cursive form. There will be a letter formation sheet to follow.

Spellings

We ask that spelling books are brought in on Thursday and then they are given back out on Friday. Children are tested in class at the end of the following week. Children are expected to practise these at least three times at home.

Maths

Please continue to encourage your child to practise counting and writing their numbers 0-100. Children are assessed termly in maths using a mixture of formal and informal ‘quizzes’.

Timetabling

PE usually happens on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Matthews and on a Thursday with Miss Noyes.

I have Planning and Preparation time on a Tuesday afternoon so Mr Matthews may dismiss your child on this day.

Rewards

Your children may receive raffle tickets throughout the week if they have been helpful or if they have made a good effort within their learning. We will have a raffle draw each week where the lucky winner will pick a prize.

The children complete early morning activities every day. We try and encourage your child to be as independent as possible in school; it would be helpful if you could also be mindful of this, especially at drop off.

If you have any questions, please come and ask.
Thank you for your continuing support.