Autumn Term 2018
Dear parents and carers,
Hello and welcome to Year 1; Puffin Class!
What a wonderful start to the year. The children have all come in and settled extremely well. Their manners and listening skills and fabulous and so first of all I must say ‘Thank you’ for having such polite children. I am excited to have the opportunity to teach your child and I really hope that they continue to be excited and ready to learn.
During the first couple of weeks during this term we will be reviewing subject matter taught in Reception. This will enable me to assess exactly what each child securely knows, and what they might need refreshing before we move on. Not all children will be the same and each child will progress at different rates.
There is a lot to cover in each subject and so I would really appreciate it if you could support your child’s home learning. This will include their home reading books as well as: word rockets, occasional mathematics and topic related activities. There will be ‘Going for Gold’ stickers for all children who return home learning on time. If your child fills a full row of stickers, they will be awarded a ‘Going for Gold’ certificate. Very exciting!
This half term our topic will be ‘Inside Out’. The children will learn about their bodies, family history and our local environment. Please see our Topic Web at the top of our page.
Library books will be changed on Mondays and so all children should return their books on time. Sometimes things crop up and we are unable to change them but we will do so as soon as we can.
Home reading books will be sent home but please make sure that the children bring their books into school every day. Any opportunities to read with the children are taken. When they have finished a book, and read it with an adult at school, they can exchange it for a new one. Comprehension is a big part of reading and so discussing the book is very important.
In a change to our timetable, the children will this half term have Music and PSHE on Monday afternoons and after half term they will be taken by Onside Coaching for Forest School. You will receive a separate letter giving details of what this entails in a few weeks’ time.
On Tuesday afternoons we will have P.E & regular Kids Marathon throughout the week. Children should have all of their kit labelled and in a P.E bag.
There are boxes in the classroom for named water bottles. I would really like all children to have a bottle of water to sip on through the day to keep hydrated. Please do not send in juice or any other drink.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at the end of the day or arrange a time for a chat.
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