* Children In Need - Friday 15th November. The theme is 'Go dotty'! This could be an old tshirt with spots painted on, spotty socks etc. Please don't buy anything new! Please bring in some pennies for dressing up as a donation to Children In Need. Thank you.
* Poetry recital - 22nd November. All parents/carers welcome to attend but please fill out and return the reply slips.
*Christmas Fair- Saturday 30th November at 3pm
A few things to note:
* Mrs Cridland teaches Mondays- Wednesdays and Mrs Heffernan teaches Wednesdays- Fridays. We work really hard to ensure messages are passed on and work together Wednesday afternoons to ensure we plan and assess effectively for our class.
*Wednesday afternoons- Mrs Norbury covers our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time) and sees the children out at the end of the day.
*Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday - please ensure children have their PE Kit in school at all times and every item is clearly labelled.
*Likewise once reading books are given out please ensure they are brought in every day too (even if its not their specific day to read). We encourage children to read 3x a week at home or a little bit every night- please sign the children's reading records when you do this.
Or topic this term is SENSES and CHRISTMAS/WINTER ACTIVITIES. We we will be exploring all of our 5 senses in turn starting with the eye and sight then on to hearing , smell, taste and touch with some activities encompassing all of them! We will be watching video clips on how our senses work, incorporating Science and English by labelling diagrams, making captions and listing sounds we have heard on a sound walk etc. We are all looking forward to learning about taste!!!
We will be learning our Christmas songs and actions for our Christmas Performance in between our poetry recitals. We can't wait to show you them!
Thank you for all your support and for attending Parents Evening- We hope you found the meetings about your child useful and informative.
The Year 1LL team.
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 us at any time.
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert