Year 1 Class Page!
I am so excited to meet you all and welcome you into our new classroom!
Transition back into the school environment
I have planned for the first three weeks of the term to focus on social interaction with their peers and to support their social and emotional wellbeing through the topic ‘Marvellous Me!’ As a school we have carefully selected texts, images, discussion points, and activities that will encourage open discussion about the unique experiences we have all had during lockdown. I have received training as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and will be using a range of strategies to support individuals and the whole class in their return to the school environment. To support us in ensuring each child has a positive return to school we ask if you could complete the ‘return to setting questionnaire. This will give us an insight into the lockdown experiences and how we can best support each child individually. If you could also add any important information or other changes that may have occurred in that time.
We will then be moving onto the topic The Tudors, which will see us going back in time to discover what life was like in the Tudor era. The aim is for the children to fully immerse themselves in Tudor life and really understand how times have changed.
COVID, rules and expectations
The expectations will be made clear to the children in a safe and friendly way to keep the classroom and school germ free. The school have carefully looked at every detail to ensure bubbles of children will not cross over. The children will be expected to wear their full school uniform, however if you could please dress your child in full PE kit on their PE days (please see weekly timetable on this letter to see our PE days). The children will be in a bubble together and we will be ensuring they all regularly wash their hands and that cleaning happens throughout the day of school equipment. The schools high expectations of behaviour will remain the same. If you could please send your children in with limited items as all of the small steps we take will help to keep our school germ free. Any items you do send into school please make sure it is labelled clearly for example their jumpers or hats. If you look at the weekly timetable provided on this letter to find out more information about drop off and pick up.
To help with the first terms learning
I would love if you could send in pictures of your children reading at home. You can send these in throughout the year for our Year 1 reading display.
We will also be looking at family trees at the start of term, if you have any photos of your children as babies or toddlers this would be fantastic to support their learning! Thank you in advance for your support.
Reading and Home Learning
Google Classroom will be utilised this term. If you haven’t set yourself up yet, please get in touch ASAP. Contact Diaries are being created via an online system. Until this is available we will be sending a weekly reading contact sheet for you. Please continue to share a book with your child at least five times a week and record this in your new online diary, little and often really is the key to excellent progress in reading.
PE kits must include: a school hoodie, hat, gloves, trainers, black tracksuit trousers or leggings, a spare white shirt and socks. A plastic bag kept inside the PE bag is always useful too, for muddy trainers.
Please send an extra PE kit on the first day of school this kit will stay in the school to ensure the children have a spare set of clothes at all times.
Please ensure that your child has a warm, waterproof coat in school every day.
Healthy snacks for breaktime are to be kept in school bags in the cloakroom. If your child has a packed lunch, no plastic bags please. Re-useable containers only and ensure that they are clearly named.
Meet the Teacher
Our ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting will take place via google meet using your child’s school email account, please keep an eye on the google stream for the time and login word to join.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Strong and Michelle