Book Bags: Please ensure that the children bring their book bag to school every day, as in addition to being a means of transporting reading materials it is a valuable method of communication. We encourage the children to give important notes from their parents directly to their class teacher or teaching assistant.

Uniform: Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children will need their P.E. kits in school on PE days. Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday. Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.

Reading: We change the children’s reading books daily, so if they have finished their book please ensure that the children put their home reading record and reading book in the basket every morning to be changed. Please support your child with reading at home.

Phonics: The Phonics scheme we follow is Read, Write, Inc. HFW, Year 1 Spellings and RWI sounds (please see below) these activities are ongoing for the year and not part of the weekly homework which is set on Mathletics and Spellodrome.

RWI sounds for parents

Key-Stage-1-HFW-Spellings

Year 1 Spelling List 1

Handwriting: Please look at the letters sheet attached to see how we write each letter. We would recommend that you use this sheet to help your child when he/ she is completing any written work at home.

Handwriting Policy

Homework: Homework will be set every Friday (published in our class blog). Please see below.

Home Learning Template

Learning: Our main topic this term is: Who was famous when mum and dad were little?

Next week in Literacy we will be focussing on writing explanations and constructing sentences. We will be practising how to use connectives to join sentences together along with capital letters and full stops.

Next week in Numeracy we will be focusing on multiples and the 10 x tables.

Next week in RE we will be learning about the presentation of Jesus into the temple.

Next week in indoor PE we will be focusing on Gymnastics

Next week in outdoor PE we will be focusing on Netball

Please can all parents practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home with their children. 

Thank you for your support!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Raval and Mrs Pavlou