A HUGE welcome to our new Year 1 students!
We had a fantastic time exploring the grounds, finding out about paiges, squires and knights, learning about archers and swordsman and seeing the views form the top of the castle... have a look at our photos below:
Ready to go...
Our Woodland Walk...
Looking for dragons- we found their cave!
The secret wall...
Learning about knights... and servants...
Exploring food from the past...
Learning how to fight with a sword...
The walk to the top... we could see for miles- great for spotting enemies!
Just a quick note to remind everyone that the children's reading books are available online via Ed Shed. These are part of the English homework set in Y1 and are specifically chosen to fit with the phonics sounds your children have been learning in school and the sounds they will use in their spelling words that week. They will be available all weekend for further practise and are very helpful to aid your child to become a more confident reader and writer. There will normally be 4 books set per week, each focussing on a different sound. They are only short and and have nice comprehension questions to ask at the end. Please support your child's learning by reading a short book with them and talking about it each night. If you have any issues at all logging in then please let us know as soon as you can and we will help... we can see who is reading :)
BEESTON CASTLE... here we come!
Please see the letter that was emailed out (and is available in the Downloads section) about our upcoming trip to Beeston Castle. A big thank you to our Friends of the School who have contributed towards this trip to reduce the cost for parents. The trip has been organised for Monday 26th September... any questions, just get in touch!
Well what a super first week we have had- I bet the children and adults alike will sleep well tonight and enjoy the extra long weekend! Here are a few snaps of the children enjoying PE today, practising their jumping skills...
Children have brought home their first homework with them today, along with a letter explaining how this works. Simply put though, they will receive:
1. English each week (which is their online reading books and learning their spellings, for which there will be a test each Friday).
2. Maths each week, which will be on a sheet.
3. Chatterday- optional, extra activities. This will be linked to our topic and given at the start of each half term with enough ideas to keep the little ones going throughout the half term.
Homework will come home in the children's reading folder each Friday, and can be returned the same way each Wednesday.
Login for Ed Shed: Each child has a unique login for Ed Shed where they can access their spellings and reading books. This has been stuck in the back of their reading record/diary. (Please also practise writing the spellings on paper though as this is how they will be tested.)
The letter explaining all about this is available in the Downloads section. Any queries, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me at the door.
Thank you in advance for helping support your child's learning at home. Have a great weekend everyone :)
We have had a fantastic first week getting to know our way around the classroom, doing some phonics, reading, writing and maths and having some fun with our friends!
We sent children home today with a book and a letter explaining how phonics and reading will work this year. Please take the time to read this letter (it can also be found in the Downloads section) and if you have any queries then please just ask us.
We will soon be uploading some information about reading days, homework, etc. but all of this will take off properly next week, once the children are completely settled in. Please see below for PE information for this term.
We will regularly upload pictures of the children and keep you updated about our activities on this blog so please keep checking back here. Also, please ensure you have granted or denied permission for pictures of your children to be shared on the website or Twitter, according to your preference.
Miss Cooney and Mrs Wood
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.