Miss Noyes works Monday to Friday
Mrs Thatcher works in the class Monday to Thursday and Mrs Thomas on a Friday morning. Mrs Benham and Mrs Hulbert with a child on a 1:1 basis.
We aim to change your child’s reading books twice a week although sometimes this is not possible if we have a busy week. Please share these books with your child as often as you can and record this in the reading record book. We have a reading lesson four times a week when the children will be doing class and group reading and reading activities. Any time you spend sharing books has a big impact on your child’s progress. Please also spend some time practising the sounds on the card and words to read on the word card.
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). Initially this lessons will take place in each class, but as the year goes on the groups may be split across the year group and your child may not be taught by their usual teacher.
During Year 1 the children will begin to learn how to join letters in a cursive style. We want them to become familiar with how the style looks and begin to use it when they have learnt the correct formation and when they feel ready to do so. They can still print their words when writing their spellings. A sheet will be put into the reading folder with the correct formation for each letter.
The children will have a spelling book in their book bags with words to learn each week. There is guidance in the front of the book. We will be collecting these in on a Thursday and they will be given out with new words to learn for the next week on a Friday.
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’. Each term the children work on Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS). These are things we expect the children to learn and more information in on our website.
Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school. We will be having PE on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We send PE bags home for the school holidays. Please make sure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Please send in a pair of named wellies. These will be kept under your child’s peg in the cloakroom.
We will also be sending home water bottles each
day so they can be thoroughly cleaned. Please remember to return each day
filled with water as this our school policy.