Welcome to Year One
The Year 1 class teachers are Mrs Watkins and Mrs McGovern for St Joseph's class and Mr Titheridge-Stone for St Bernadette's class.
The children have settled into their classes and are working hard.
Some of our class expectations are:
- That children arrive on time at the beginning of the day and that parents and carers collect children on time at the end of the day.
- Children come prepared for all lessons including PE. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school. Their PE kit can remain in school on their peg until you want to take it home to be washed, but please remember to do this at the weekend and return to school on the Monday.
- That you support us with helping your child with his or her reading. We would like you to read or share a book with your child for a short time every evening.
- That you support us by helping your child to complete their homework and to learn their spellings each week. We will set homework every Friday and expect that to be returned by the following Wednesday. Your child will also bring spellings home every week, usually on a Monday and they will be tested on a Friday.
Our topics this term are...
IPC topic is
"All about me!"
The children might come home and ask you questions about your family and some of the homework might be about the family.
Science topic is
'The changing seasons'.
Reading books need to be in school everyday. Please read with your child every evening and encourage your child to retell the story in their own words. Ask them questions about what they have read, and make notes on their progress in their reading record. If you need any support with questions to ask please see class teacher for ideas.
This weeks homework is to write and draw down places that are special to you and your family and why. Reading Egg login and passwords will be sorted soon and they will be stuck into your child's reading records, please make sure they start using it at home.
Homework is always given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If you have any problems with the homework please do not hesitate to see the class teacher.
The children will receive their spellings every Monday and have their spelling test on Friday. Please ensure that your child brings their spelling book into school every Friday and also try to encourage your child to use the: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check, technique.
To look at this week's spellings see below.
Please remember to bring your child's P.E. clothes in on Monday and take them home on Friday (white top, blue/black shorts) to be washed. We hope to be doing PE outside, so please also include long tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit top and outdoor plimsolls or trainers in your child's PE kit.
When you have a spare moment at home please encourage your child to recognise, record and add their numerals from 0-20 and above as a challenge. We will also be looking at number patterns e.g. counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
In Literacy we are encouraging the children to use their letter sounds within their writing and to concentrate on their letter formation. We would be very grateful if you could reinforce this at home. Below we have attached some printable handwriting practise sheets.