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Information for Year 1 Parents / Carers

Dear Year 1 parents and carers,

We’re delighted to have Miss Dibley back with us today.  She will be working closely with Mrs Cawthorn until Wednesday to help ensure a smooth transition for your children.

A couple of parents have asked some questions, mainly around reading and phonics; the information below should hopefully answer any queries that you might have:

Reading Information Books (RIB Books):

  • Phonics group record – this shows which phonic group your child is working in and what ‘Read at home’ book colour they should be choosing from. Phonics groups and ‘Read at home’ books are assessed half termly to ensure that your child is reading the correct book and that they are working at the correct level to develop their phonics.
  • ‘Read at home’ book – Reading targets are shown on this page to help you support your child’s reading at home.
  • A ‘Reading Journey’ is placed within the RIB book – this is to fill in at home to show what your child has been reading.
  • Children read daily in school, sometimes as a whole class, sometimes 1:1 with an adult and after half term weekly group reads will be set up. This reading is not documented in your child’s RIB book, but records are kept by the class teacher. If there is anything that your child’s class teacher feels you need to know or that they want to discuss with you, they will write a note or speak to you at the end of the day.

 

Tricky Trackers (these were sent home last week) - these are a set of words on a laminated sheet which you can read with your child at home. They follow on from the work your child will have done in reception. Your child will also be reading these words in school and when they are ready they will progress on to the next tricky tracker.

Phonics – your child works in a daily phonics group for approximately 25 minutes. These groups are based on the stage that your child is working at. Throughout the week, a sheet may be sent home with a sound on – these are for you to keep at home to practice with your child.

Your child also chooses a ‘swap book’ – this is not the same as their ‘Read at home’ book, it is not targeted at your child’s current reading level. It is a book that they can share with you, purely for enjoyment purposes.

As well as curriculum based work, the teachers have been working with the children on playtime games alongside securing expectations for behaviour, exemplifying the Crossdale Way. We are aware that there has been some play-fighting at break-times and we have addressed this with the children as this is not something that we encourage in school; all of our staff are monitoring playtime's carefully. 

I’d like to thank all of our Year One parents and carers for their support this term whilst Miss Dibley has been recovering from her operation.  Mrs Cawthorn, Mrs Payne and Mrs Ward have all worked hard to provide a progressive learning journey for your child and Miss Dibley will now continue this, working closely with Mrs Neale and Mrs Westie.

Finally, if you have any spare time and would like to volunteer to help in school, please speak to Miss Dibley, Mrs Neale or myself – offers of help are always gratefully received!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Kind regards,

Miss Seedhouse

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Year One's at work ...

Hi everyone

Year One have been doing lots of practical Maths recently.  They have also been continuing the classroom learning and taking into the Woodlands.  We've had a great time.  I thought I would share some pictures with you.

Have a lovely evening.

Mrs Payne

 

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Year 1 Teacher Update

Dear parents / carers,

We were hopeful that Miss Dibley would be back with us from tomorrow (Monday 2nd October), but unfortunately she is not yet well enough to return and therefore won't be in this week.  

We are able to maintain the set-up that we have had for the past couple of weeks: Monday – Wednesday Mrs Cawthorn will be with the class, Mrs Payne will be in class on Thursday with Mr Sanders delivering a PE lesson in the afternoon and then Mrs Ward will be with the children on Friday.

We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Miss Seedhouse

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Year 1 Teacher Update

Dear parents / carers,

Following my previous letter to you, I wanted to update you regarding cover in Year One as unfortunately Miss Dibley is not returning next week. We are hopeful that she will be back with us from Monday 2nd October, providing her doctor is happy with her recovery.

On Monday – Wednesday Mrs Cawthorn will be with the class, Mrs Payne will be in class on Thursday with Mr Sanders delivering a PE lesson in the afternoon and then Mrs Ward will be with the children on Friday.

We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Miss Seedhouse

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Busy in Year One!

Hello all

Year One are settling in really well and have had a fun and busy week.  The children have loved sharing all their holiday news with the rest of the class and thought of lots of interesting questions to ask each other.  We have also enjoyed time outside as part of our Forest Schools.  The children had the task of finding things to make their name with.  They also tried to make the longest stick trail!  They demonstrated lots of team working and being creative thinkers - well done!

I have attached a couple of pictures for you.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Payne

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