Miss Pearce - Year 1

Year 1 – Term 1 – Topic letter

Miss Pearce

Miss Pearce works Monday to Friday

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Davies, Mrs Benham and Mrs Adamson are our teaching assistants.

Reading

Children are read with twice a week and books changed at least once but please feel free to read other books at home with your children. 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 parents workshop will explain this in more depth.

Handwriting

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

Spellings

Spellings go home every Friday and 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 Friday with Miss Pearce.
I have Planning and Preparation time on a Tuesday afternoon so Mr Matthews may dismiss your child on this day.
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 you continuing support.

Miss Pearce and Team