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Dear Parents/Carers


We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for a busy term in Year 1.  Please read the following information about life in Year 1 and our expectations of the children.


Spellings - over the next few weeks we will be assessing the children and we will then send home 5 spellings each week on a Friday for them to learn for the test the following Friday.  Please be aware they may have spellings that they have already had as they may have forgotten them.  This is why we will be assessing the children first to see where they are and which spellings they need to learn or relearn. 


Mental maths test - each Friday the children will have a mental maths test containing 10 questions.  We will then send these home for you to see and go through with your child.


Homework - this will consist of reading each day, spellings and mental maths.  Please encourage your child to read their reading book each day, learn their spellings and go through the maths test with them to help to develop their learning.


Show and Tell - this will be on a Friday.  The children can bring in a small item to share with the class.  This may be a certificate, something relating to our topic, things they have made at home etc.  


P.E - this will be on a Wednesday and a Friday.  Please ensure they have the correct named kit in school all week in case of a timetable change.  Indoor kit will be required this term as we will be focusing on Gymnastics and dance.


Water - please send a water bottle to school for your child so they can use our water machine.  We will send them home each week for washing.  


Topic - our topic this term is Kings, Queens and Castles.  If you have any books or items that you feel we could use please do send them in labelled so we can return to the correct owners!


Reading - due to the demands of the curriculum we will not be able to listen to your child read as much on an individual level, however they will read each week during guided reading.  It is essential therefore that they read as as much as possible at home.  If your child needs a new book please encourage them to let us know when they come into school as we cannot check the reading diaries everyday.  This is now an important step in developing their independence.  



Finally, if you have any concerns, questions or queries at anytime do not hesitate to write us a note or come and see us.  We are extremely approachable and believe that working together we will achieve the best for your child.  Please keep checking the webpages for updates.


Many thanks

Mrs Fox and Mrs Dollin