Miss Roberts - Year 1 Class Teacher
Dear Parents and children,
Mrs Griffiths and I are really excited to see you all return to school on Monday. We hope you are excited too! You are going to have lots of time to play with your friends, check in with the grown-ups and also fit some work in too! Over the next four weeks, we will be revisiting some areas covered during Autumn term and lockdown as well as carrying out tasks that will help us to identify areas for development. We will be working in small groups with the children so we can tailor our teaching to meet their needs and give them that extra support and confidence they may need.
Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will continue to work with year 1 on Thursday. We will also have another PE lesson on Wednesday. All children will need to come in dressed in their outdoor PE kit on both days.
Reading: We are continuing our super reader theme in year 1 which is where every time your child reads 10 times they will move onto a different superhero on our classroom display. When your child reaches Spiderman (100 reads) your child will choose a book to keep. Well done to those children who have reached Spiderman! Reading is central to your child’s learning therefore it is really important that they practise on a regular basis in order to make progress in all subject areas. Your child should read at least 3 times a week. Please could you also continue to use the tricky word wall to support your child learning their tricky words. If you need another copy of this please ask. It is our aim that an adult will read with your child every week. This will be through weekly Guided Reading which is where the children develop their reading skills within a group. In addition to this, your child will have the opportunity to further develop their reading skills during adult led activities within class.
Spellings: Your child will continue to have spellings which they need to learn at home ready for their spelling time on Thursday. These words will be a mixture of tricky words (words you cannot sound out) and words which use phonics sounds taught that week.
Numbots: This is an online game that practises counting and then moves onto addition. The children have all been sent home with a log in which is in their reading diary. The more they play, the more points they will earn, which will earn them certificates as well as points. Please encourage your child to play on this as much as possible at home. In the new year, Miss Davenport will be handing out certificates to children similar to how certificates are handed our for Times table Rock stars.
If you have any queries please contact me on email@example.com or come and see me at the end of the day :).
Miss Roberts and Mrs Griffiths