WELCOME TO YEAR 1
Your teachers are Miss Ismail
Support Staff: Miss Jones and Mrs Mahmood
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P.E. will take place on Wednesday afternoons.
For P.E. your child will need...
Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve is greatly valued.
My homework is to read my reading book every night
Here are some ways to approach the ‘difficult job’ of learning how to read. We hope you will find them useful.
* Read at least 5 times a week.
* Use the bookmark questions provided from our Year 1 expectations meeting.
* The pictures are a really important tool to help the children read. Please do not cover them up.
* Many words can be sounded out, eg: c a t. However, words such as ‘was’ are a little trickier as sounding them out does not work. The children just need to learn how they look. Remind children to think about how speech might be said to encourage them to read with expression. Punctuation helps your child to read with intonation and brings a book to life.
To practise my spellings.
The children learn to spell during daily phonics lessons. Every week, we will send words home that the children will need to learn to spell. Help your child to learn their spellings by the
Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check
method, where your child looks at each word in turn, covers it up, says it to themselves, writes it down and then checks to see if it is correct. This should be done often to ensure that they really do learn the look and arrangement of the word as well as how it sounds.
Do not expect your child to learn their spellings by testing them once a week!
To practise my number facts.
If you have any queries regarding homework or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to Miss Ismail or Miss Jones.
Fresh fruit and milk are provided daily.
Snack money is £1 a week.
Our class timetable...