Obviously this week we are lucky enough to go on a school trip, this is why Tuesday is blocked out. We have 2 ICT slots now, one on a Wednesday and the other on a Friday.
Its week 3 already!!
We hope you all had a lovely summer, are well rested and ready to learn! We are all very excited about the upcoming academic year and cannot wait to get to know each and every one of you and (most importantly) have lots of fun learning.
We are starting the year with our first topic called 'The Fabulous Family Feeling'. Looking at our own family structure (family tree) and researching about our own family history. As well as looking at the school as a family and having a church family.
Key information: PE for this first half term will be on a Wednesday morning with Lucy looking at dance and Thursday afternoon with Miss Yarsley focusing on fitness and diet. Please bring a full PE kit into school on a Monday to remain at school until Friday. Whilst the weather is warmer we will strive to do outdoor PE as often as possible so please ensure outdoor shoes and kit are included.
Reading: It is an expectation that children are heard reading at home for 10 minutes a day. This will have an enormous impact on their learning across the entire curriculum.
Reading books will be handed out on a Monday and returned on Friday. This allows for cleaning before returning to the book shelf. There will not be book changes on any other day. If your child has finished their reading book, encourage them to re-read (this really improves fluency!), ask your child questions about the book to improve comprehension or encourage your child to read some of their favourite books from home.
Homework: Weekly spellings will be placed on our class page. These will be a selection of words including the spelling rules taught that week. Although there will not be a weekly 'spelling test', these spellings will be checked regularly and should be practised routinely at home. Alongside these, the year 1 common exception words will be taught daily in school. A copy of these is attached below.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all especially during these uncertain times. Most importantly, we want all the children to be settled and happy in school and to enjoy their learning.