Your child will be given a reading book, a phonics reading book and a reading diary. They will need to keep these in their book bags to bring into school every day. Please listen to your child read at LEAST three times a week and ask them questions about the text to check their understanding. If the book has been read, and you have made a note in the reading record, a new book will be given if the school thinks they are ready as well. It is also very important that you read stories to your child to develop their vocabulary and imagination.
In Year 1 we have daily guided reading lessons, even if your child has not read their home reading books with us they have read with an adult which is marked in their books. Therefore, we aim to read their home reading books and change them if necessary on a Friday. It is even more important for you to listen to your child read their home reading book now they read other texts during the school day. Thank you for your support.
Spelling and homework grids for Spring 2 went out on the last day of term, so please keep them safe and complete both tasks for the first week back to school. It will say on your homework pack how many spellings we expect your child to learn. Week 1 spellings will be tested on the first Thursday back. Please make sure spelling books are returned before Thursdays, they will be sent back home on Fridays with your child's mark.
Homework grids are given out each term. Each child needs to complete four pieces from the grid, one from each row, by the end of term. Please return homework books to school every Monday so that they can be marked and returned home on Wednesdays. Thank you for doing work at home!
This term PE will be on a Monday and Thursday. PE kits are to be kept in school in case a change of clothes is ever required or a special PE activity occurs. Thank you for ensuring your child's PE kit is clearly named.
Please feel welcome to come and talk to your class teacher after school to arrange a meeting if you have any questions or queries.