Welcome to Hedgehogs Class
We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter holiday. Once again, we have a busy term planned. Our learning theme for terms 5 and 6 is ‘Faraway Fruits & Distant Dishes’. Please see the skill map (attached) for details.
There will be 3 packs of Year 1 homework for the next 2 terms. One homework pack is to help prepare the children for the Phonics Screening test they will take in June, another is to help them learn how to join their handwriting and the third is based on our Science topic for this term, Mini beasts. It is designed to get them out and about enjoying the later evenings and the summer sunshine (hopefully!). They will continue to have a spellings challenge each Friday on the spellings given out the Friday before.
Please continue to support your child with reading their reading books every day. It does make such a difference to their reading and writing development and we really appreciate any time you can dedicate to this.
Please make sure they have their book bag in school every day and write when your child has read so we can give them their reading certificates for nights read in our Friday assemblies.
As it is the summer term, it is particularly important that all children have a named water bottle containing water in school every day so that they can have easy access to a drink throughout the day. It would also be a good idea for your child to keep a hat/cap in their book bag. On very hot days, children who do not have a hat will have to stay sitting in the shade during playtimes so that we can keep them safe. Please also make sure your child has applied sun cream before arriving in school, as we cannot apply sun cream for them. We will be trying to get outside for PE as often as possible so please make sure they have suitable footwear for outdoor PE. Please can you also make sure that all your child’s clothing is named as we are having regular mix ups with unnamed jumpers and PE kits. It would really help us if every item of clothing had a name in. PE will continue to take place on a Monday and Friday.
As always, if you have any questions or queries please come and talk to us. After school is the best time to catch us. Many Thanks for your support.
Mrs Bartlett & Mrs Mills
Year 1 Parent Pack information is shown below