Welcome to a new school year on the Year One blog page.
Our teaching team includes Mrs Taylor, Mrs Dunphy, Mrs Azaam and Mrs Karamet
When the children first arrive in Year One, we strive to keep the changes to a minimum and adhere to the familiar routines of their previous Reception Class. This is because we understand that children learn best when they feel safe and secure, and thus they need time to settle in to their new classroom with their new teachers. Our timetable includes daily numeracy, literacy and phonics lessons. The children are encouraged to use ICT confidently and safely from an early age and they also enjoy lots of physical and creative experiences including PE, baking, music, art & DT. We encourage the children to learn through exciting and challenging activities with the addition of educational visits which provide memorable and worthwhile experiences.
We have high expectations of your child’s achievements so please help us maintain this by giving us your full support. This means regular reading with your child, encouraging and assisting them with any homework such as spellings.
On Friday mornings we will continue with the parent and child reading club which most of you will be familiar with. We will continue with this in a similar way that involves reading with your child and helping them with a short follow up activity. The sessions will run from 8.45 until 9.05 and we do expect all parents, or a guardian, to attend. P.E. lessons in Year One are currently Monday Afternoon and Thursday Afternoon, so please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times. Parents’ evenings are every term. We do ask you to support your child by attending, as this allows us to discuss your child’s progress and the next steps they need to take. If you have any concerns about your child, educationally or otherwise please do not hesitate to pop along and see any of the Year One teaching staff at any time, although the end of the school day is preferable.
Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to our blog. It will be updated regularly so please come and have a look again to view photographs and read about the many exciting things that your child is experiencing in Year One.