Year 1 Newsletter
Hello and welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for the final term! This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the interesting and fun things we will be doing in class. Over this term we may ask for some additional support from home to ensure children continue to make amazing progress, especially in phonics. Please do speak to a member of the team if you have any concerns or need support, it is usually best to catch me at the end of the day.
Our topics this term
|Subject||Half Term 1||Half Term 2|
|Numeracy||Multiplication and division
|Topic||Superheroes||Rio de Vida|
|PE||Striking and fielding
|RE||Signs and symbols||Religious stories|
|PSHE||Healthy bodies, Healthy minds||Ready, steady, go!|
|Upcoming dates for parents
We will continue to run parent workshops during the year and if there is a specific area that would benefit you as a parent, please come and share your ideas with a member of the Year 1 team. I will keep you updated about when these days will be taking place.
Phonics screening will be taking place between the 10th and 15th of June. Further details and support will be provided closer to the time!
The children will be set work to do at home throughout each term which will reinforce the literacy, numeracy and topic skills that they are being taught in the classroom. We ask that you complete at least 4 of these activities with your child over the term. Spellings will be sent home on Friday for a test on Monday. Further homework can be found on Education City, please see me if you need the login details!
PE will be on Tuesdays and alternate Fridays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit which is kept in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. On these days, children must have earrings removed and long hair must be tied back. This is part of our PE policy and in line with health and safety. Children without kits will be unable to take part in lessons.
Reading is one of our key priorities in school. We hear children read daily in school but it is reading at home that makes a huge difference to their learning. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed, an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading the in the reading diary.
I look forward to continuing to work with your child throughout this term and keeping you updated on the fantastic things we are doing in class. Again, please do not hesitate to come and see me or one of the other members of staff in Year 1 if you have any questions or concerns.
Year 1 Teacher