Please look in your child ‘s book bag today for information about how you can access Oxford Owl’s eBooks to support your child’s phonics. You will find the username and password on the information provided.
Each week we will direct you to a book that will reinforce the sounds that we are practising that week. We realise that the level of the book may be below or above what your child may be reading but we would like you to use these books to reinforce the sounds we are covering in our phonic sessions. You can also look at the levels below this to reinforce previously taught sounds. The suggested book will be included in their red phonics book that they bring home and is linked to the sounds they are practising for their phonics homework.
The texts include guidance on how to use them and comprehension activities.
We hope you enjoy using this resource to help support your child’s learning and thank you for your continued support.
A belated welcome back, it is genuinely wonderful to see you all! We are really pleased with how the children have settled into the new routines, which can be tricky at the best of times, especially for the younger children. We have been so, so impressed with how they have adapted to the changes since lockdown, they have been amazing and you should be hugely proud of them. We appreciate that this must be difficult for you and appreciate your support with helping us to ensure that transitions in the morning and at hometime can be as smooth as possible.
During our first couple of days back at school the children chose a name for our classes. Class 3 chose to become the Golden Giraffes and Class 4 are the Brilliant Bees! We then went on to create a class charter, identify ways of becoming successful learners and thinking about how we are smart.
Our topic this term is ‘Wild’ which we began with an amazing animal day-lots of interesting costumes were worn on the day and the children enjoyed talking about their favourite animals. We have been using the text ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes as an inspiration for our English and topic work. Ask your child to tell you about the story, so far!
As these are still early days, we are spending time getting to know the children as individuals and as a class group. We are very much looking forward to an exciting year ahead as Year One!
The Year One Team
IMPORTANT PE INFORMATION
Please remember that on the days when your child has PE they need to come to school in a school PE kit and appropriate for the weather. Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed or covered with micropore tape (or similar).