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Year 1 Newsletter Spring 1 2019


A very warm welcome back and a Happy New Year 2019! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and a nice relaxing break. Read on to find out about the exciting activities we have planned over the next five weeks.



Our creative curriculum topic for next half term is ‘Traditional Tales’. Please see overleaf for all the exciting things we will be doing this half term.



This term our PE sessions are Tuesdays. The children should have a white T-shirt, black/navy shorts and a pair of pumps (football kits are not allowed). Please make sure that PE kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named. (Just a reminder that our school policy clearly states no jewellery, for safety reasons).


Home Reading

We want to continue to encourage all our children to enjoy and engage with books and reading and we ask you to continue to support this process. Our home reading scheme is devised to encourage your child to read independently, with fluency, to build their confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a lot of difficulty reading their book and is unable to tell you about it, please let us know. Children have the opportunity to use books from school OR home and their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book. The reading record will continue to be monitored in school each week. Please return these, with your child’s reading book every Tuesday and Friday.



Thank you for all your support with the Spelling homework. Please continue to support your child each week with this, spelling test will be on Friday’s. We will continue to add different games/ books to Active Learn for the children to access for their maths and literacy online homework. We will continue to monitor this each week.


Enrichment/School Trip

On Wednesday 9th January 2019, we are having a ‘Traditional Tales Day’, we would like to invite all Year 1 children to dress up as a character from a traditional tale. This half term we hope to visit St Michaels Church to support our R.E. topic of ‘Belonging’, more details will follow shortly.


Teachers & Support Staff

Ms Tsai (1T), Ms Bedford (1B), Ms Harker (1T), Ms Fisher (1B), Mrs Mitchell (NEST) and Mrs Owen (Forest School/PPA) continue to work closely together throughout Year 1 ensuring that all children are offered the opportunities to access a wide and varied curriculum.