We are very happy to welcome back the Y1’s for a new school year and are really excited to welcome our new Reception children, who will be starting school in week 2.
We have been busy planning for our new topic this term. It is a science/geography topic focussing on mini-beasts. We will be looking at habitats and animals in our local area. We have called it: What will you find at the woods today? Click on the link to see our topic planning. We will be making the most of our beautiful school grounds and Oakfrith Woods and going on lots of walks. More information will be provided later in the term.
Our PE days this term will be on a Monday (PH Sports - Alternative Sports) and a Tuesday (Yoga with Mrs Marshall). Please wear your PE kit to school on these days. If you have any questions about PE kit please let us know.
Y1 spellings will be given out on a Monday (they are also on Google Classroom) and tested the following Monday. Please make sure you practise your spellings regularly.
Homework will also be sent out on a Monday and will be need to be returned on the Thursday of the following week. Homework tasks are presented in a grid that last for the entire term. So just choose two or three each fortnight.
We really encourage you to read every evening if possible. We understand that there will be occasions where this will not be possible, but reading is fundamentally important to every aspect of the curriculum. It improves spelling, widens your vocabulary and promotes creativity in writing.
In class, we keep a record of how often you read at home and when you have read 25/50/75 times etc, you will receive a certificate and a reward from our special box! Please make sure an adult signs your reading record so we know you have read and place your reading book back in your bag for it to be changed the next day.
In addition to reading to an adult, it is really important that you listen to someone else read to you. Bedtime stories are a wonderful opportunity for this. You will also have the opportunity to take home a picture book from school
Parents, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate
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We look forward to seeing you all in the next couple of weeks
Mrs Underwood & Mrs List-Rose