(Mrs Johnston teaches on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Kearns teaches on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
(Mrs Bennetts helps us Monday to Friday and Mrs Feghali-Brown helps us Monday to Thursday mornings)
As a mixed Foundation Stage and Year One class, we will always ensure both year groups of children access the curriculum they require. Our mornings will focus on Maths and English, as well as Handwriting, Guided Reading and Phonics sessions. In the afternoons, our Foundation Stage children will be involved in child-initiated learning, while our Year Ones will focus on subjects, such as History, Geography and Science.
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We will read with your child on a weekly basis during guided reading sessions. We would ask you to read with your child as often as possible at home too- it really does make a huge difference to their progress. If they are not in the mood to read to you or they are tired, it is fine to read to them or to take it in turns to read a page each- it should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore! They will bring books home from school, but they may sometimes rather read things they choose at home or at the library and this is fine too! Talking about what they have read or asking questions about a story you have read to them is also invaluable and we are really grateful for your support in this area.
To encourage greater independence within year one and to ensure children are choosing books that appeal to them, we'll be involving them in their book changes, alongside a TA. Once a book has been read at home, the children are to place their reading book/s in the tray within the classroom. They will be given time during the day to make a new selection. We would usually have a reading record book in which parents are asked to make a comment about their child's reading but, due to the current situation, we are unable to use these at present.
For our Foundation Stage children books will be changed if required on a Monday and Friday by Mrs Bennetts.
Every child has a house team. They will remain in the same house team throughout their time in our school. Our four house teams are Dragons (Green), Griffins (Yellow), Pegasus (Blue) and Phoenix (Red).
For the time being we will not be having our usual fruit and veg deliveries, so the children can bring their own healthy snack for their morning break. Please ensure it does not contain nuts.
Children will also need to bring their water bottle.