Mrs Murphy is the class teacher and Mrs Davies is our fabulous teaching assistant! Mrs Hurst also teaches RE and Music in Year 1. Mrs Mitchell will also be teaching in Year 1 on a Thursday.
We do P.E. on Mondays mainly but please make sure your child always has their kit in school. Please include some track suit pants or leggings in the PE bag for outdoor PE on the colder days.
Homework is given out every Friday. Please return it anytime before the following Thursday. Its only ever a quick activity and shouldn’t take long or be too stressful! Its a good way to show you what we’ve been doing in class and a good habit for the children to get into.
Reading books are changed once, sometimes twice a week. The children will choose 2 or 3 books to share and enjoy at home. Please sign and comment in their home/school diaries when they’ve read. They will move up through the book bands as the year progresses. We read a range of books from different reading schemes, including Floppy’s Phonics, Project X books, Snapdragons. Most books are phonetically decodable and support our Phonic based approach to teaching reading/writing. Some of our books, which the children love (the older ORT Kipper stories) help build up the children’s sight vocabulary and word recognition skills. We do our best to encourage the children to read a range of fiction/non-fiction books, older and newer ones.
Mathletics is also used used in Year 1 and the children are encouraged to do assigned activities at home and play the Live Mathletics weekly. It has a positive impact on the children’s mathematical understanding.
We do Phonics – Letters and Sounds – nearly everyday. The children are currently working on Phase 5. Some children are working at Phase 3. The children are grouped accordingly and either work with Mrs Murphy or Mrs Davies.
The children need water-bottles with them everyday,or the queue for the water fountain is ridiculous! Its better for the children to have easy access to water all day long.
The children may bring in a piece or tub of fruit/vegetables for afternoon play and are offered a selection of school fruit in the mornings. We also enjoy toast on Friday mornings, made by our PTFA ladies. Milk letters are sent home at the start of term.
If there’s anything we’ve missed off or you’re unsure of, just pop in and ask…
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