What an amazing first week Year 1LL have had. We've been blown away with how well they have adapted to their new classroom and routines. Well done Year 1, a super effort!
Today your child has been sent home with their reading book, chatterday (their homework for this half-term) and a sheet with general information for Year 1. These canalso be found in the download section below.
Just to re-iterate our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Our reading colours follow the PE team colours and on the day specified will read 1:1 to an adult:
Tuesday- Yellow Group
Wednesday- Blue Group
Thursday- Green Group
Friday- All groups change their books
Reading days will change termly so that Thursday childrwen have their books fo longer.
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland, Miss Limbert and Miss Beatty
Just a note that:
Mrs Cridland teaches- Monday to Wednesdays and Mrs Heffernan Wednesdays to Fridays. We both have time on Wednesday afternoons for our PPA
where we discuss and plan for the class so we can ensure continuity. Miss Brickhill days are Tuesday andwill cover our class during this time on Wednesday afternoons.
Some useful links-
Handwriting link:This is a handy link too to see where the letter starts and finishes: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html
Twinkl. To access for free, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Sign up with your email and password
The offer code to enter during set-up is CVDTWINKLHELPS
In Year 1, the children participate in daily Numeracy, Phonics and Literacy lessons and the children begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, working independently and in groups. Much of our learning takes place through creative activities and planned play opportunities. As the year progresses, the children will begin working in a more and more structured way, in preparation for Yr 2. We try hard to ensure the move from Reception into Key Stage 1 is as smooth as possible.
Later in the year, the children will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. It is very important that school and home work closely together to support your child with their early reading skills. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and help them to learn their spellings each week. A pack of sound cards will be sent home with your child. Please use these cards on a regular basis and help your child look out for these sounds when they are reading and encourage them to use them in their writing. (Should your child wish to spell adventurous words, then they should use their sounds as a staring point i.e. 'j-igh-n-or-m-a-s' instead of 'ginormous', 'b-i-y-oo-t-i-f-u-ll' instead of 'beautiful'. At this stage in your child's learning, these spelling attempts are perfectly acceptable and you do not need to correct all of their efforts. Your child will learn alternative spellings for such words as the year progresses). To be in the best position possible, when taking the Phonics Screening Test, your child will need to recognise each sound quickly and confidently so regular reinforcement at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with us at any time.
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert