WELCOME TO YEAR 1!


Our teachers are Mrs Barr and Mrs Beecher.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Salt.
Welcome to Year 1 we are very excited to start our new curriculum. Check out our Long Term Matrix to see what exciting things we will be learning about this year.

SCHOOL DAY

The school day starts at 8:45, this is when the doors to your child’s classroom will open. There will be a member of staff at all classroom doors who can pass information on to class teachers. The school day ends at 3:15.

READING

Reading is a very high priority in Year 1 and children will be expected to read daily at home. Please evidence your child’s reading on seesaw by either taking a photograph of them reading or write a small comment.  Children will also take part in reading session in school using separate books and flash cards games. Please ensure your child brings their reading book to school daily.  There is a book swap box in the classroom and children will be encouraged to choose a book to take home and share with parents.

SPELLINGS

Children will be given spellings on a Monday through Spelling Shed and taught spelling rules and patterns throughout the week. We ask that children practise their given spellings over the week, ready to be tested on the next Monday.

PE

PE takes place on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit or tracksuit. Kit consists of; a school t-shirt, navy/black shorts, trainers. Children will also need a jumper and jogging bottoms as the weather becomes colder.  Initially PE will be outside, weather permitting.

PLAYTIME SNACK

As your child is in Year 1, they are entitled to a free healthy snack each day. We also recommend your child has a water bottle in school to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

HOMEWORK

Year one children are expected to complete daily reading and learn weekly spellings.

MME

We use Marvellous Me to keep you up to date with your child’s special awards and class news. The office will email you newsletters and forms to keep you up to date.

DATES

Please remember that all key dates of latest school news can be found on our website. We will continue to update you via Marvellous me and Parent mail if any new dates are added or any dates are changed.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Mrs Beecher, Mrs Barr, Mrs Salt

Fun websites to use at home to support learning;
Check out Snappy maths, Top marks or Phonics Play for interactive educational games.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to ask or email us on
lpyear1@thelinksprimary.org.uk