Welcome to Year 1
Mrs G Schia/Mr J Arrugaeta, Class Teachers, 1SA
Mrs B Perrin, Class Teacher, 1P
TAs/LSAs: Mrs R Chrysanthou, Mrs L Islam, Mrs P Mills
020 8 360 3137
We will be starting homework in the Spring term. It will be given out on Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday. It will be used to consolidate our learning for that week.
Please continue to hear your child read daily: this should be a mixture of their scheme books and a range of texts including fiction and non-fiction. Remember to include more challenging texts that you can read to your child to support him/her in understanding sentence structure and correct grammar. Reading should include real life opportunities like menus, shop signs, magazines etc. Remember to write regularly in the reading record to keep us informed of your child’s reading
Remember to practise reading the graphemes which are in the middle of the reading record and on the sound mat that was sent home earlier in the year.
We will begin spellings after the half term break. They will come home every Friday for a test the following Friday and will be based on our phonics covered that week. Please support your child in practising these throughout the week.
Please practise number bonds to 10 (and 20 when appropriate). We will be sending supporting activities home in due course.
Both Year 1 classes will have their games lessons on a Friday.. Please ensure your child has full labelled kit in school every day and continue to encourage independent dressing and undressing (including ties). Earrings should be removed or covered with tape.
Spring term – Farm visit (date to be confirmed).
Summer term – Walton-on-the-Naze (date to be confirmed).
How can you help?
Please ensure you child has a glue stick in school labelled with their name.
Please could you child bring in one box of tissues for their classroom. These will be shared in class throughout the term.
Please ensure ALL school items, particularly jumpers, ties and water bottles are labelled.
In order to promote independence, please encourage your child to be aware of letters in their bags that they need to pass on to us.
Phonics Screening Check resources can be accessed through the following link: