The First 3 Weeks in Year One
We are delighted that the children have had such a great start to their learning in Year One. They have already settled well to the new routines and are becoming familiar with our team of teachers, teaching assistants and others who help us in school.
We are encouraging the children to become more independent and are teaching them how to be responsible for changing their own reading book. We like the children to read their book three times, at home with an adult after which they will be ready to choose a new book. They can do this at the beginning or end of the day. We're sure that the children will remind you that every read counts towards their rainbow reading certificate. If your child has a letter or other form of correspondence to hand in at school, perhaps you would be kind enough to remind them to do this. Again this increases the children's sense of being grown up and responsible for their own things.
PE days for Year One are Monday and Wednesday for the Holly Class and Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hazel Class. If your child attends an after school sports club such as multi-skills or Tai Kwondo, it may be easier to send them with an additional set of sports clothing. On some occasions children have gone home wearing their P.E. kit after a club and then become upset because they've forgotten to bring it back into school for a P.E. lesson.
Library day for both classes is Thursday.
The children should all have come home with their own Abacus login bookmarks to enable them to access maths games which support their learning in class. Please speak to us if you encounter any problems with this. We will be sending a homework book home with your child soon with a list of spellings for your child to learn. Details of what needs to be done will be printed inside the cover of the book. We thank you for your support with this.
Parent consultation evenings are the week of Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd October. Thank you to the parents who have already made an appointment. There is still time to sign up if you need to, just speak to an adult in class and we can add your name to the list.
Teddy Bears' Hospital
We are really looking forward to students from the University coming to visit us on Thursday 4th October, to teach us about how doctors and nurses help us in hospital. This visit is part of our topic 'Marvellous Me'. The children are invited to bring a small teddy from home so that they can administer treatment such as bandages and plasters to help their teddy if they are injured or poorly.