Welcome To Year 1
- Lucia Lopez-Maya, Teacher 1L
- Lynn Buttolph
We hope that you and your child had a happy and relaxing Easter break. We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead in Year One. Please read this letter carefully as it is designed to give you information about the curriculum this term, some general information and useful dates for your diary.
Attached to this letter is a curriculum map, which provides an overview of our learning focus for this half term. Our main topic for this half term is “Seeds, soil and sunshine” and “Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!” for the second half term. As part of our topics, we have arranged a trip to Painshill park and a Year 1 “Seaside day” in school, more information to follow.
Reading books & book bags
We have been really pleased to read about all the wonderful home-reading that has been going on since September. The comments in the diary are highly valued by the teachers and they form an important part of your child’s reading journey. Your child should be reading at least four times a week at home. Remember to feel free to record home and library books or other reading material that your child has read and enjoyed.
School Uniform and P.E Kits
Please ensure that your child’s school uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled. This is particularly important as weather is getting hotter and children will take off hoodies and jumpers, which can get muddled up or lost!
If you have any queries regarding any of the information in this letter, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to working closely with you to ensure that your child enjoys a happy and successful summer term.
This term we will be introducing optional homework. Your child will take home a grid with suggested activities for them to do. This will be shown to the class during Friday’s Show and Tell.
Updates & Reminders
Morning Routine – Children will need to be in class by 8:40am as this is our new Register time.
Snacks – We ask that any snack you send in is a piece of fruit or vegetable. There will also be some fruit provided in class for your child.
Medication – Please can you update the class teacher and school office of any changes to your child’s medical needs.
Numbots – Your child’s login is on the back of reading record.
Seesaw – Our weekly newsletter is uploaded every Friday onto Seesaw for you to read about what Year 1 are learning about the following week.
Library books– Please ensure children bring them in every Friday.
Parent helpers and DBS Clearance
We really appreciate the support that parent helpers can offer in school from parent reading to supervising visits outside of school. As you can appreciate, we are only able to ask parents who have an up-to-date DBS form. Please speak to the office if you need to apply for clearance or if you are unsure whether your DBS form is up to date. Thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to read the information in this letter. We look forward to working closely with you to ensure that your child’s year is a very happy and successful one. Best wishes from the Year 1 team.