Welcome to Year One!
PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, if you haven't already, please could you send your child's PE kit in ready for our next lesson. Please may I also remind you that you should remove earrings on PE days and it really helps if PE kit and uniform is labelled with your child's name.
Reading bags should be sent into school daily to maximise our opportunities to read with the children. We will ensure that the children's books are changed weekly though this may not be on a set day. Please write in your child's reading journal every time you read - remember to support your child's progress we recommend that you read with them daily.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Connell, Miss Chambers and Mrs Wiltshire
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In Year 1 the children work really hard to learn the sounds for the phonics check which is in June. During the check the children will be required to read 40 words. Some are real and some are alien words to check that they really know the sounds. Below are the sounds that your child should know by the end of year 1.
To help your child there phonics websites and apps which have games on and other information about the check.
Year 1 found a treasure box in the Nursery outdoor area. There was a message saying that a captain was looking for some new pirates for his ship.
Since then we have been learning all about pirates and what it takes to be a captain or a pirate. The children have been using bossy instructions like a captain and they have also been using money to work out if they could afford their dream pirate outfit.
In History they have been learning about Blackbeard and in Geography they have been learning about compass directions.