Welcome to Year 1

Dear Parents

Welcome to Year 1.  We hope your child is enjoying their new term and beginning to feel more confident. The children have already settled in quickly to the new Year 1 routines and are loving their new classroom. We thought it would be useful to inform you about classroom routines this year to ensure children have the best start to Year 1.

Children will need their PE kit (blue t-shirt, blue shorts, and trainers) on a Wednesday morning for the whole of this term. We have started a new PE scheme this term which challenges their own ability through exciting and motivating activities.

Homework is normally given out on a Friday night and needs to be returned by the following Thursday, to allow time for marking.  This length hopefully allows children to complete the work at a suitable time for both yourself and your child.   It is essential that children complete their homework to consolidate skills linked to their end of year targets.

All children should now have their new reading book.  We change the children’s reading books every Tuesday, this may also continue into Wednesday. During this time we listen to each child read. Please could you make sure your child brings their books to school every day?  It would also be a huge help if parents could write a comment in the reading record each time reading takes place at home.

Library takes place on a Wednesday afternoon, children need to bring their books back every week.  If they do not want to change their book then they can ask for it to be reallocated to them.

We hope this has helped you to understand our routines better.  If you have any problems or questions please feel free to phone or pop in after school to discuss them.

Thank you for your help

Miss Pack and Mrs McGuire