Welcome to year one and the start of the autumn term.
All the children have settled in very quickly and have had a fabulous first week back. It has been a delight to see a classroom full of happy smiley faces. There are a few pieces of information that we would like you to share with you.
Next week we are sending learning journals home with your child. As you have had these before I am sure you will be familiar with the layout and content. There are lots of resources that are helpful to use with your child at home and at school.. The expectation is that they are brought to school every day and taken home every day. You should sign in the reading record part when you hear your child read. I encourage you to do this on a daily basis. There is a section for you to use if you would like to communicate with us. We ask that you remind your child know that they need to pass the learning log to a member of the Y1 team as they enter the classroom each morning and also to have it open on the page of communication.
P.E will be on a Wednesday and Friday as from next week but P.E. bags should be in school at all times. Thank you for taking the time to label your child’s belongings this is much appreciated.
We are currently sorting reading books for every child in the class. Your child may be given more than one reading book at a time. Due to COVID we will be changing books once a week. I encourage you to read these books more than once at home with your child, repetition of stories is great for early readers. Of course to read other books from home too.
Although the library is ‘closed’ to children your child will still have the opportunity to take home a library book that will be chosen from a selection of books which are in the classroom. We are asking that they are taken home on a Friday and only brought back to school the following Friday, when they will have chance to change their book.
As a school we are aiming to do home learning through Google classroom, we will teach your child how this will work as well as sending appropriate information home to yourselves.
The Y1 team would like to thank you for your continued support.
Y1 National Phonics Screening Test
In June 2021 (subject to confirmation) your child will take part in this screening. The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning. You can find out more about the screening and also how best to support your child here
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