Class 1

Welcome to Year 1

Dear Parents/Guardians

A warm welcome to all pupils joining Year 1 class after the summer holidays!  We are very excited about teaching you all in September 2018!  In order to get the maximum out of the opportunities available to your child, we are writing to you to let you know of the topics and subjects that your child will be covering.

Topics: 

In Year 1, we will create an exciting, integrated and cross-curricular based learning environment, which encourages the children to link their knowledge and understanding across subjects into other areas.  In the first half of Term 1, the topic theme will be: Me and My Local Area and will encompass the compulsory National Curriculum subjects.  We will go on a walk around the village and look in detail at Bugle and the surrounding area.  The classroom will represent what we learn, with maps, photographs and children’s ideas and representations, as well as where we fit in the local area and wider world.  We will be using and writing poetry and non-chronological reports about ourselves, recounting our walk around the village as well as making representations of our findings through a variety of media including computers.

In Term 2, the topic theme will be based around our Sense of Place topic: Wreck and Rescue and in the final term we will be focusing on the topic of Planting and Growing.

Reading

Being able to read confidently is the key to enjoying and achieving at school.  It is expected that your child reads at home everyday in   order to make the maximum progress possible at school!   Please ensure that you write in the Reading Record every time that your child reads.  Parents that fail to support their child with regular reading at home will be contacted.

Spellings

Spellings are linked to the sounds the children are learning in school and you will start to see spellings sheets in book bags this week.  Children will be given two copies of their spellings on a Monday.  One sheet will stay in school for them to practise every day and the other sheet will go home for them to practise every night.  We encourage the children to ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ to help them to learn the spellings.  Children will be tested on the following Monday and results recorded so we can monitor progress and reward success.  Children need to return their completed spelling sheet to school on the Monday morning.

Extra curricular clubs

Your child will be able to sign up for a wide variety of lunch time and after school clubs from September.  There will be a limited number of places, so children must sign up promptly.

PE

Your child will need a suitable PE kit (ie: shorts, t-shirt, trainers, jogging suit for the winter months) so they can safely take part in the weekly physical exercise opportunities.  Year 1 have PE every Monday, although this can change, so please leave PE kits in school.

Routines and procedures: 

The school day starts at 8.55 am.  All children meet on the main  playground and are brought into school by an adult.  Children leave school at 3.15 pm and must leave via the top gate. 

We are sure you are aware of how precious your child’s education is. For this reason it is your responsibility to ensure that your child arrives at School on time everyday, in order for them to achieve their full potential.

It is important that you write your child's name on their uniform, PE kit, tuck money purses/envelopes.

Other important information: 

Coats need to be in school every day. Any medication for your child must be given to an adult in the class and a form must be filled in with detailed instructions for its storage and administration.  The forms are kept in the Reception area with Mrs Rowe.  Inhalers can be stored in the classroom and they too must be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Miss Croney, Ms Atkins, Miss Galley, Mrs Jeffs