Dear Year 1 parents/carers,

We hope you all had a lovely summer!

We have had a very busy week so far in Year 1. The children have all settled in well and are enjoying their new classrooms.

Please find below some information about Year 1:

  • This year the children will explore a range of topics as part of geography and history including Explorers (Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus), Our Local Area and Grace Darling.
  • Our P.E. day this term is THURSDAY. Please ensure your child has their kit in school as soon as possible. Year 1 children MUST have suitable wear or they will not be able to take part. Thank you to those who have already brought kit into school.
  • We will aim to change reading books as frequently as possible. Please make sure your child brings their book bag into school EVERY DAY so that we can do so. The same applies for library books. Please encourage your child to read their books at home with you and remember to make a comment in their reading diary!
  • The children will receive spellings/homework as the year progresses but we will let you know more when they begin to do so.

All Year 1 children have to complete a phonics screening test in the summer term. This consists of children reading real and nonsense words, using their phonic knowledge, and is carried out by the child’s class teacher. This is something we work towards throughout the year so that the children are well prepared for it.

Please let us know if you have any questions or queries.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones, Mrs Storey and Mrs Christer.

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