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Year 1 Newsletter



Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to school! We hope you all had a relaxing half and feel ready for the final term of the school year. Our topic this term is 'What was it like to be a child in the 1960s'. We will be finding out about the music, fashion and general life of a person in this era. We will even have the chance to ask questions to people who remember the 1960s themselves  In Science we will continue to watch the weather change and notice seasonal changes and we will think about plants. This will form a large part of our school trip to a farm.  In Maths we will recap number and place value, we will then use this to help us when we think about adding and subtracting and money.



This term we will have a focus on making sure the children know all the basic sounds so please ask your child's class teacher if you need a copy of them. They need to be able to use these sounds in words both real words and made up ones (or alien words). We will have our phonics screening in week 2 of this term to give us a chance to see how far we have come in our phonics learning this year.


Please continue to read with your child at least three times a week. There are no set days for your child to change their reading book. Your child is encouraged to change their own book once they have finished reading it. Coloured reading boxes are accessible in the classroom for your child to change their book. The best time to change reading books is first thing in the morning, so a quick reminder at the classroom door works really well. Remember to write in the reading record to let us know how they have been getting on with reading at home.


Parent Reading

We would love to have parents come in to help with reading. If you would like to come in and help please see your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitable time.


Snacks and Milk

All children receive free fruit and vegetables.  If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the milk service on 01934 510950.  Please note that milk is no longer free as your child is now 5. 



Please can your child bring in a plain t- shirt, shorts/tracksuit trousers and daps which are all named in a bag.  The kit will stay in school but will be sent home every half term. Each class has their set PE day but we are also lucky enough to have extra PE on occasion, so it is useful to have PE kit in school everyday. 



As always we are available if you have any questions or queries.


Best wishes,


The Year 1 team.