September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to a new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you how much I am looking forward to working with your children and seeing them develop. It is a huge pleasure and I look forward to getting to know you all over the year.

What we are learning…

Much of this term’s work will be based around the topics ‘Clothes’ and then moving into ‘People who help us’. We get the children involved in the planning for the topic as we find that this engages them and gives them a sense of ownership over their own learning. They always come up with some brilliant ideas!

The main Literacy focus will be on correct letter sounds and formation as well as the development of simple sentence structure. The children will carry on learning phonics through Read Write Inc, as a class and in small groups.

Maths will be taught through a range of practical activities, rhymes and games. We will give the children lots of opportunities to get hands on and explore maths in a practical way. We will be focusing on number work, length (using non-standard units), 3D shape and the days of the week.

Reading folders

Please could you ensure that your child has their book bag and Reading Record in school every day. Please write in your record each time you listen to your child read; your comments are really helpful! Children are also able to select a book of their choice from the class book corner to share with you at home.


PE will take place on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and will involve a range of indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting).  Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing for these activities. Please also ensure that all items of clothing are named as they often go missing in these sessions.

 Forest school

Forest school will take place on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has waterproof and warm clothing as well as wellies. A change of clothes, spare socks and a carrier bag for muddy wellies will be useful on wet days!

Fruit money

Year 1 children may bring in fruit every day to eat in the playground at morning break. They can also buy fruit from the trolley in the hall. If so, please send in £1.25 per week in a named envelope on Monday for fruit for the week.

I really look forward to getting to know both yourselves and the children. I am sure the children will soon settle into the new routines and expectations of Year 1 but if you have any concerns, worries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat.

Miss. Emily Harris

Weekly Overview

Please bring the following into school on:

Monday Fruit money £1.25 a week

Book bag

Tuesday Book bag

Forest school

Wednesday Book bag
Thursday Book bag

PE – afternoon

Friday Book bag

PE – morning

Please remember that our cloakroom area is very small. Unfortunately we do not have room for large rucksacks.

We do have a trolley for lunchboxes, a book bag box, P.E. box and fruit basket. Spare clothes can be kept in P.E. bags or can be provided by school (for occasional accidents). It would be helpful if large rucksacks were left at home unless it is Forest School day. Thank you for your co-operation!