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message from the headteacherThank you for your marvellous attendance during the performances of this year's school show 'Golden Time'. Your support was very much appreciated.

As we come to the end of our school year, we would like to thank you for your support in so many events and occasions during the school year. Thank you.

Year 1 LH

We are really proud with how the children applied themselves in the phonics screening the first week back and as a result they got a marble in their rewards jar and a treat of a film an a biscuit. Well done 1LH!

We can't believe we are in Summer term already! It has gone so quickly! As always though, we never stop in year 1 and we are practising the ukulele for our end of year concert (dates tbc), we are powering through our Power Maths and after looking at turns and position we have moved on to counting to 100 forwards and back in tens and ones using a one hundred square at home. Please practise this with your child when you can and also practise reciting numbers to 100 from 0 and backwards from 100-0!

In English we have continued to look at sentence structure, punctuation and more recently looked at Poetry again. The children have enjoyed testing out their own rhyming words to fit a poem!

Thank you for all those who sponsored our whole school relay on Well-being Wednesday- the children and adults both enjoyed it and had a blast!

Our Guided reading session are going well please ensure your child has their book and reading record in school every day even if it's not their reading day. Please also ensure that PE kits are in school all week, especially if they are used for sports clubs.

Thank you,

We are grateful for your continued support

Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert

Learning Goals
In Year 1, the children participate in daily Numeracy, Phonics and Literacy lessons and the children begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, working independently and in groups. Much of our learning takes place through creative activities and planned play opportunities. As the year progresses, the children will begin working in a more and more structured way, in preparation for Yr 2. We try hard to ensure the move from Reception into Key Stage 1 is as smooth as possible.

Later in the year, the children will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. It is very important that school and home work closely together to support your child with their early reading skills. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and help them to learn their spellings each week. A pack of sound cards will be sent home with your child. Please use these cards on a regular basis and help your child look out for these sounds when they are reading and encourage them to use them in their writing. (Should your child wish to spell adventurous words, then they should use their sounds as a staring point i.e. 'j-igh-n-or-m-a-s' instead of 'ginormous', 'b-i-y-oo-t-i-f-u-ll' instead of 'beautiful'. At this stage in your child's learning, these spelling attempts are perfectly acceptable and you do not need to correct all of their efforts. Your child will learn alternative spellings for such words as the year progresses). To be in the best position possible, when taking the Phonics Screening Test, your child will need to recognise each sound quickly and confidently so regular reinforcement at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with me at any time.

One piece of Literacy, Numeracy or Topic homework will be set each week and this will be stuck in your child’s homework book which comes home each Friday. Your child’s homework will relate to work we have been, or will be doing in class at that time. It is intended to consolidate the weeks learning, or prepare your child for the weeks learning ahead. Homework books will then be collected every Wednesday and the new homework will be sent home on the Friday. Spellings will also be sent home each week. These will be tested on Friday.

Thank you for all your support!
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