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Welcome to Year 1 

To those who attended our recent meet the teacher event I thank you for your continued support. For those who could not attend or may have missed any of the details I have provided a brief outline below.

 

Book bags 

Book bags are to be brought to school every day. We recommend that you read with your child daily (one or two pages). Books will be changed as and when your child completes their book. 

 

Water bottles 

Water bottles are to be brought to school daily and will be sent home at the end of each day. 
 

PE Kits 

PE kits are to be brought into school as soon as possible and will be sent home at the end of each half term. 

 

Milk 

Only those children eligible for free school meals are entitled to free milk. Those who are not eligible for free school meals can pay for milk via www.milk4life.com

 

Snack 

Children are able to bring in a snack from home. Please note this snack must only be an item of fruit. 

 

Homework 

Your child will receive homework every Friday which will include spellings, word of the week and a short English, Maths or Topic related task. Homework books are to be returned on Mondays. 

 

Phonics Screening Check 

The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and will commence the week beginning 8th June 2020. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

 

Useful websites to support your child’s learning at home 

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

YouTube - Mr Thorne Does Phonics 

YouTube - Nat Geo Kids 

 

Miss Jennings, Ms Lowther and Ms Davis 

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