Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Wisinger

Year One Teacher

Mrs Wisinger

Year One Teacher

Welcome back from you Christmas break and Happy New Year to all our Year 1 children and families. 

We hope you had a happy and peaceful break and are ready for a challenging and enjoyable start back. 

 

We had a lovely time getting to know each other on our transition days and we were impressed with your positive attitudes.

Your new teachers and classroom assistants, Mrs Coyne, Mrs Wisinger, Miss Beadsall and Mrs Norcross are looking forward to our next stage of learning together. We will be exploring different materials in Science and creating 3d art with a range of recycled materials. In world knowledge we will be starting an exciting new module and continuing with My Happy Mind workouts to make sure we are calm and able to relax. 

 

Your Year 1 Routine

In Year 1, we want to help the children to develop their independence. Please encourage your child to hang their coat on their peg along with their P. E kit. Each child has a labelled drawer in the classroom, where they can put their book bag. 

There is a trolley inside the classroom for lunchboxes to be stored and wallets for snack can be placed until break time. 

We provide free fruit for all children at breaktimes. Alternatively, you can send your child with a healthy snack for break or change can be sent in(please label purses/wallets), so your child can purchase a hot snack. 

Children will not need more than around 60pence at a time for snack. We will provide a price list in the Year 1 window. 

 

Reading in Year 1

We aspire to provide your child with a rich and varied environment that offers lots of opportunities to read a range of texts, this may be on the Interactive whiteboard, Ipads or books. Each week they will complete a group guided read. We are now introducing a pre and post-reading task in class in order to allow children to prepare for the text and delve deeper into a text. You may see the same guided read text title in their home reading diaries for two consecutive weeks. This will be planned in order to develop fluency and vocabulary.

We appreciate the time that you put in at home to support your child plays a crucial part in their development as readers. Thank you for supporting your child in their reading at home. We encourage you to continue to make this an enjoyable, special time with your child.

Your child will choose three reading books each week to bring home. These will be from your child's current book band. We would like all children to have 5 opportunities to read at home through the week. The reads do not have to be exclusively books from school. We are aiming to engender a love of reading  and therefore would suggest that school readers can be read and re-read on different evenings to develop fluency and confidence.

In your child's weekly guided-read, we will write in their reading record. It is therefore important to send these into school every day. There is space for you to comment on your child's enjoyment of books or progress but we would also encourage you to come in if you wish to discuss reading.

Maths

Each child has their own login for Mathletics, this is stuck into their reading record. Every fortnight there will be a Mathletics homework.

If you have any problems with accessing the site at home, Mrs Coyne will give you time to use the class computers to complete the activities.

Mathletics is a brilliant resource for children that school has invested in. Your child's login details are attached into their reading diary. Year 1 have begun to really get on board with Mathletics last term and we hope that you will continue to regulary use the website to support our class learning.

There are a range of tasks set by school which we update each half term. There is also the chance of getting a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate in award ceremonies at school, so log on and earn some points!

Homework

We will give out a Maths and English homework every Friday which will be due in the following Wednesday.

Maths homework will now be from Mathletics or a task in your homework book on alternate weeks.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

P.E wll be on Monday afternoons, please make sure your kit is always in school.

See you all soon! 

Pupil Learning Reviews - letter and child's view are in 'Files to Download' (below)

 

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
CH1 5LD

Tel: 01244 981140
admin@highfield-blacon.cheshire.sch.uk