Year 1 - Snowy Owls

Welcome to Year One, Snowy Owls!


Welcome back to Spring Term in Year 1! 


Mrs Hall will be continuing to teach the children on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Miss Pulling on Thursdays and Fridays. We are lucky to have a trainee teacher with us this term, Callum Shipton. He has already met the class and is looking forward to getting to know them all better. He will be teaching around 60% of the lessons for 4 weeks from Monday 16th January with Mrs Hall and Miss Pulling in class in a support role. Between us we will teach the full range of curriculum subjects with the exception of Music as we will be continuing to have Miss Gaston. PE lessons will now be taught by Mr Long.  Adventure Island will now be led by our Forest School teacher Mrs Dowsing.


Please continue to use the book shed and read with you child as much as possible at home, keep recording in the home school books and let us know if you feel they are ready to move on so we can assess them.  We still have no TA to check the books so please hand us the book itself if there is a message you would like us to read. Otherwise, on a weekly basis, we will check any comments you might have made about your child’s reading and see which books your child has read.   


If your child is going to be collected by someone else, please make sure this is written in the book as we will not be able to send children home with a different adult without prior consent.  


What will I need? 

Please ensure children all come to school with a waterproof coat everyday. They will also need a pair of wellies and a spare pair of clothes to be kept in school (in a named plastic bag to be hung on their pegs) as we don’t ever want the weather to get in the way of our learning and fun. Children will also need a named water bottle to use throughout the week, which we will then send home for a good wash on a Friday. Children will not need a pencil case. They will be provided with a clear plastic named bag for reading books and home school book; this is the only bag they will need. We would discourage the use of big rucksacks or bags to save space in our classroom.  


The children are allowed to bring a small, safe toy that can fit in their bag, which they can store in their colour trays in class.  


PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays in the first half term, on these days children must come to school in their PE kit and wear it all day. They need to have tracksuit bottoms over PE shorts, white t-shirt and blue sweatshirt. This is in case of bad weather as the aim is to have PE outside as much as possible. Please ensure that everything is labelled. 


We will visit Adventure Island every Wednesday and so they will need to come into school in old clothes (no shorts or skirts) that they don’t mind getting muddy!  Like the PE days they will stay in these clothes all day.


As you are aware, Year One children are entitled to a free school meal. A copy of the menu is available on the school website and we will also tell the children the choices each day.  


If you would like to talk to us, we are available at the end of the school day or you can book an appointment through the office. 


Thank-you for your continued support. 


Mrs Hall and Miss Pulling 

The teachers in all the classes have put together a document with lots of ideas and suggestions that will help you to support your child with their punctuation and grammar.