Welcome to Year 1's class page
Our class teacher is Miss Crowe.
Mrs Knowles and Mrs Broan helps us with our learning.
Due to the current circumstances, the door opens on the infant yard for our class at 8.55am and the school day starts at 9.00am. For collection at the end of the day, the children are brought to the ramp in the infant yard to be collected by their parents at 3.15pm.
Homework each week will usually consist of:
1x Literacy and 1x Maths
and each half term:1 x Other (usually science or topic work)
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and will be due back into school on or before the following Tuesday. If children ever have problems with their homework, please encourage them to speak to me about it as soon as possible. We can then go through it again together before it is due to be handed in.
The children will be doing PE on Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. Trainers and a sweatshirt or jumper may be worn for outdoor PE.
Children should have in school a small water bottle with a non-spill spout.
Please remember to send your child in with a coat everyday as the weather often changes throughout the day and is unpredictable sometimes.
We change our books every Monday and Thursday. Please read with your child every evening and sign the Reading Diary. In the diary you will find questions to help you read with your child. The children need to be able to decode the words and also need to learn how to 'read for meaning'. The children should be able to read the book that they have chosen and answers questions about the book. They will have a task to complete once a week using their reading book to help them. Once the sheet is completed they will receive a certificate to celebrate this.
Children also have access to their own Active Learn Phonics Bug account. Details will be sent out at the beginning of the school year. The books on your child's account are age related and at the phase your child is working in phonics.
Later on in the school year, the children in Year 1 will be completing the phonics screening check. In preparation for this, details will be sent to parents with useful resources and website links to support with phonics learning.
School is using a cashless system. Please remember that you can pay for all items such as school uniform, water bottles, PE and reading bags as well as school meals and trips via Parent Pay.
The school is continuing to use the Class Dojo software as a reward system. Most parents are already signed up from last year but for those who aren't, a letter detailing how to sign up and access the app will be sent home with your child. Once downloaded, you will then be able to see how your child is getting on in class and have access to the message facility where I will post updates about the class.