Hello and welcome to year 1! In year 1, we are supported daily by Mrs Brown. Miss Brooks and Miss Rohman take the class on a Monday afternoon for ICT and PE.
Reading books will be changed twice a week. Please try and read with your children at home at least three times a week and sign their reading record. Phonics and reading are so important in KS1 to develop a strong foundation for learning.
There is no weekly homework in year 1 but I may send home activities to support the children’s learning. These may be story maps for them to practise, phonics sounds, topic activities or some spellings.
In year 1, phonics is very important to help the children to read. There are some fun activities on www.phonicsplay.com and www.ictgames.com where the children can practice reading and spellings at home.
ClassDojo and Seesaw
In school, we use ClassDojo to give children reward points which can be exchanged for prizes. If you sign up to ClassDojo you can see your children’s points and what they are earning them for. It is also a quick and easy way to contact me especially if you don’t get to pick up or drop off.
Seesaw is the online platform we use for home learning in case of isolation. The children all have an individual log in where they can view their online learning. It can be completed online or printed. It is also a nice way to share activities the children have been doing at home.
Please remember to label ALL of your children’s clothes with their names; this can be done on the clothing labels with a permanent marker pen. We encourage children to take responsibility for their belongings and I’m sure that you can appreciate that it is very difficult to identify children’s clothing if not named.
Our P.E session is on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure children wear suitable PE kit to school on a Monday. They will need to have pumps in school if they can not go outside for PE.
I am looking forward to meeting you all, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.