Welcome to our class page!
Autumn Term 2018
A very warm welcome to our class web page! The children have all settled in nicely and are getting used to new routines of the day. They are having a wonderful time with their friends in Year 1 and are becoming more independent.
Our day starts at 8.55, when we open the Year 1 doors and greet the children on the yard. We have been extremely pleased with how well the children line up and sensibly walk into school by themselves. Once they have hung up their coats, put water bottles away and popped book bags into the box, we are ready to begin. On Monday morning we start the week with a short assembly in the hall and on Thursday the children look forward to finding out who the pupils of the week are in Praise Assembly. The children proudly share their work with Mrs Hathaway and the rest of the school and receive a special certificate to bring home. Our days are then filled with lots of interesting and fun lessons. We will gradually introduce brand new subjects to the children as the term progresses. I’m sure your child will tell you all about them! At home time, we hand the children over individually. We will have the children ready and waiting for you at 3.15. Please remember to let us know if someone else will be picking your child up. We cannot let your child leave with anyone under the age of 16, unless you have given us permission in writing.
Every day ...
Please bring your book bag to school every day. We usually hear the children read on Monday or Tuesday. We then keep the book bags overnight to enable us to exchange the children’s books for a new one, which they will bring home on Tuesday. Thank you for reading with your child at home. Please feel free to comment in your child’s reading diary, or simply
initial it to let us know that your child has practised that week. Your child may bring a water bottle (containing water only) which we store in the class so they can have a drink whenever they need. Unfortunately, we have been having lots of rain recently! Please send your child’s coat into school every day, even if it’s fine in the morning. Please also send in wellies for your child if you have not already done so.
We have started our ‘Learning Together’ homework sheets. In Year 1, we will send one home every Friday. Each sheet will tell you what we have been learning about in school that week and give suggestions of activities that you could do together at home to reinforce this. We will also include important school information and relevant news items. As always, please feel free to comment at the bottom of the page if you wish. We thank you for your support.
The children were very excited to meet Chester, our adorable class bear. He loves to play with the children and he is looking forward to going home with them to meet their families!
We are very much looking forward to the year ahead. If you have any questions or need to chat, please feel free to come and see me at the end of the day, when things are not so hectic.
Alison Keenan Jackie Murray