Year 1 - Snowy Owls
Hello! Welcome to our Year 1 page, Snowy Owls!
I am so excited to welcome the children back to school and looking forward to getting to know them all in Year One.
I will be teaching every day except Fridays when the children will be taught by Mrs Twelvetrees until Miss Pulling returns from maternity leave. Our class will be supported by Mrs Cuffley and Mrs Gimson every day and Mrs Johnson will be helping out on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Due to the current situation, Year One have adapted to a ‘learning through play’ model to make the transition from Early Years to KS1 smoother. They will still be delivered the Year One Curriculum through these play sessions.
Now the children have moved up into KS1 they will be joining the rest of the school with ‘Wondrous Wednesdays’. During Wednesday children in Years 1- 6 will have the following lessons: PE, PSHE, RE, French, Music and ICT. The children will stay in their classroom but will be taught by each of the subject leaders so they will get to know teachers from both KS1 and KS2. These will begin in the second week.
We will begin sending children’s reading books home on Friday 11th, after this the books will be changed every day as needed. Please use the home school books to let us know how the reading has gone and for any other information you think would be helpful for us. 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.
Please ensure children all come to school with a waterproof coat everyday as we will be spending lots of time outside in all weathers! All children will need a pair of wellies and a spare pair of clothes to be kept in school as our classroom is now inside and out! Children also need to bring in a clean water bottle with fresh water in each day.
PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting from first week back. 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.
Far field has been turned into Adventure Island and I am sure you will soon be hearing some wonderful tales from your child! They will be going to Adventure Island every Friday 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, each day when the children arrive they will come to let me know what they want for school dinners or if they are packed lunch.
If you would like to talk to me, I am available at the end of the school day or you can book an appointment through the office.