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message from the headteacherIn this, the final half term of 2018, we are looking forward to the rich variety of activities that we associate with this busy time of year. From Christmas Shows to Parents' Evenings, from Carols on the Crescent to Reading Workshops, there is a rich mixture of opportunities to become involved even more deeply with your school. Keep a close eye on 'Upcoming Events' to make sure you stay in the know!
Year 1 SC
Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful yet restful half term break. There are lots of exciting things happening in school this half term to look forward to.

Firstly, a big thanks to all those children (and family members who helped) who decorated a pumpkin for Halloween. The staff and pupils all had great fun looking at the different designs and the children enjoyed talking about what they did, how they did it and why they made those choices- it was lovely!

WHAT'S COMING UP:

Parent consultation evenings are taking place on Tuesday 6th November and Wednesday 7th November. Reply slips went home on Friday 2nd November with a confirmation date and time. Please see us if you cannot make your allocated slot for whatever reason.

Phonics workshop is taking place on 21st November. There is an afternoon session 2.10 - 3.10 and also an evening session 5-.00 - 6.00. We hope many of you can make one of these sessions.

Y1 will also be hosting a poetry morning soon where parents/carers will be invited to come and enjoy refreshments while watching their children perform a piece of poetry in a small groups. A letter will be sent home very soon confirming the date of this so keep an eye out!

As always, thank you for all your continued support- it really does make a difference!

Miss Cooney, Mrs Wood and Mrs Smith




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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. In our afternoon sessions, 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 have been 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 (children may attempt to spell some VERY DIFFICULT words and 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 reinforcment at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with me at any time.


Homework
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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