Mrs Berry and I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready to start year one.
This term during English, we are looking at pirates. We will be reading pirate stories, creating pirate hats and looking at famous pirates.
This term we are working towards earning a class pirate party where the children will write shopping lists, plan activities and dress up!
In year 1 we use Class Dojo. This is where the children can earn points for positive things they do throughout the day. It is also a great tool to communicate with me and pass on any messages/concerns through the messaging button.
The children have been challenged to earn 10 Dojo points a day and for this they get a little treat.
We are mainly focusing on being on the carpet and being ready to learn.
If you aren't on Dojo but would like to be, pop in and see me and I will sign you up.
Our P.E lessons take place on a Monday afternoon. This term our focus will be on agility, balance and co-ordination. It is very important that all children bring their P.E kit. This includes, T-shirt, shorts and pumps.
Year 1 will be starting their swimming lessons after Christmas, in the spring term. This will be every Tuesday morning until the summer term. Children need to bring a swimming bag with a swimming costume (trunks for boys - no bermuda/shorts style) and a towel. It is essential that the children come into school on time (9.50am) as we leave on the mini buses promptly.
Reading at home
Reading at home is essential for your child's development and ability to learn. To support your child, please listen to them read regularly. The children can achieve a star on our class reading chart every time they read at home.
We also have a whole school reading raffle which the children are entered into every time they read with an adult at home. The more times they read, the more chances they have at winning the raffle which is drawn at the end of each month.