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**Half Term Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020**
Year 1 
We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer!

The class have two teachers: Mrs Shepheard and Mrs Thomas.

We are also lucky to have two wonderful Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sharrock and Mrs Da Souza.

Transition from Reception to Year 1

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Year 1 takes a more formal approach to learning but there are still opportunities to learn through play. We are focused on nurturing a happy class who are motivated, enthused and eager learners.

Please don’t hesitate to come and see Mrs Shepheard or Mrs Thomas either before or after school if you have any questions or queries. We are more than happy to meet with you.

Reading in Year 1

Reading continues to be a key area of development in Year 1. Each child will take home two reading scheme books with a reading contact book for parents to comment and sign when they have heard their child read. Please listen to your child read as often as you can, every day is ideal even if it is just for five minutes. Comprehension skills are very important so encourage your child to discuss the books at length. The children will select a library book weekly. We welcome all opportunities to read a range of home and school books.

Best Boy and Best Girl Certificates

There is a weekly Infant assembly where two children will be chosen by the class teacher for a special recognition. The children will receive a certificate in assembly and will also take a trophy home for the week. Please ensure this is returned for the following assembly.

General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school. Remember to remove earrings for this lesson too.
  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give to the class teacher. Please write any important letters or notes in a letter rather than a contact book.
  • The children have access throughout the day to their water bottles. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.