Class Teacher - Miss Pinnington
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Cavanagh
A very warm welcome to the Year 1 class page where you can find out all the information you need to support your child’s learning at home.This is the year that children move from their early learning goals towards accessing the national curriculum and children are expected to make great leaps in their maths, reading, writing and phonics. Year 1 is also the time that the children are entering ‘big school’ and there is an expectation for them to show positive behaviour at all times. Year 1 is such an important year for your child and all of the children have made a wonderful start to the term and I am sure this will continue throughout the year. The transition into reception/year one has gone really smoothly and children are excited to be in their new class. They all look wonderful in their new uniforms and are eager to learn. We are looking forward to working with you and your children. We welcome you to contact us for any information or to answer any questions you may have that are not addressed in our welcome page.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is important that your child has good attendance as the government sets a requirement of 98% attendance throughout the school year. It is also important that your child arrives on time as this minimises disruption to both their learning and to the classroom. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time, the hall doors open at 8.45am an children are registered at 8.55am.
Please ensure your child has the correct uniform and that each item is clearly labelled, including their coat and P.E. Kit. Their school uniform is a reflection on the class, especially when we are out of school or when we have visitors into the classroom. For P.E we ask that children have a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and black pumps. We have P.E. on Thursdays so please make sure your child has a kit in for this day. The children are welcome to leave their P.E. kit on their pegs in school and take them home at half term.
Reading is a vital part of your child's education and reading with your child at home is a lovely way to spend quality time with them. Children can also read with their older siblings. We suggest that children read each night and practice their sounds to support their learning in school. Please encourage them to sound out unfamiliar words and read with fluency and expression. Children who have signed up to the reading scheme will have reading books changed weekly, please make a comment in your child’s reading record and return this with the reading book. If the reading record is not signed we will assume that your child has not read their book at home yet and therefore it will not not be changed that week. Also please be aware that there is a £3 charge for any lost or damaged reading books. If you would like to sign up to the reading scheme please do not hesitate to ask for a form.
Your child will receive homework on a weekly basis and it is expected to be completed and handed in at the end of the week. The children’s homework will mainly link to Maths or Literacy topics that they have been covering in class; however on occasion topic based homework will be given. Children will also be provided with weekly spellings every Monday, p
Children are encouraged to bring water to drink in the classroom. Your child can bring a bottle of water into the classroom each day, these can then be refilled throughout the day at the water dispensers.
If your child needs an inhaler, could you please send it in with a name label and instructions on when to take it. All parents must sign a medical consent form in the main reception to authorise any medicines to be administered by staff.
We are looking forward to working with you and your child this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come in and see Miss Pinnington.