Year 1 2020-2021
If you have any questions or messages please get in touch via ringing the school office or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A polite reminder to please ring the school office if your child is absent from school.
Class teachers are no longer able to receive messages through Class Dojo.
Reading in Year 1 is still a vital part of the day. Children will each be given a reading book and a reading record. We encourage children to read for at least 10 minutes a day, although this doesn’t always have to be their given reading book. Children’s books will be changed regularly and they will be given opportunities to read books in our class library regularly. If your child has read 3 times or more in the week the. on Friday they get extra play time.
The children will be doing PE on Tuesday morning.
Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on the day they are doing PE (Tuesday) and that all items are clearly labelled with their name.
Class Dojo In Year 1
We use Class Dojo within the classroom. You will have received a letter which was sent home to you in your welcome pack. This will explain how to join Dojo. This program allows me to share your child’s progress with you throughout the year. It also allows the teachers to reward children in different areas e.g. helping others, persistence and teamwork. Each child is set up with an account.
I believe that the benefits to connecting with parents are:
✓ Parents are in the know about their child and are able to provide better support at home
✓ Sharing moments from school fosters a sense of community
✓ Messaging directly (in 50+ languages) breaks communication barriers The programme also allows parents to comment on their child’s progress, what their child is particularly enjoying in class and to inform us of upcoming events that could be discussed in school in preparation.
Water bottles and Snacks
In Year 1, children are provided with a healthy snack at playtime. If your child would like toast then £1 must be paid at the beginning of the week through parent pay online. Children are permitted to bring in their own snack from home, either their own fruit and veg or a breakfast bar.
Water will be freely available to the children throughout the day. Please send your child in with their own water bottle and please ensure their names are clearly labelled on them. Children will be encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
·www.letters-and-sounds.com Includes further information on each phase as well as printable resources and links to online games
·www.bbc.co.uk/school/wordsandpictures Games mainly aimed at year 1 and year 2 looking at sounds and high frequency words. Some printable activities, particularly for the phase 4 blends
·www.ictgames.com/literacy Wide range of games for sounds, words and rhyming
·www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex Lots of free games for each phase, especially good for reading non-words. You can also subscribe to access more games
·www.topmarks.co.uk Search engine designed for schools where you can find a wide range of resources and activities with a phonics focus