Welcome to Hazel!
Welcome back to school 1C children and parent, I am a glad to see you are all well and safe! I know these are challenging and uncertain times but I would like to take this time to reassure you that we are in this together. I will be here if you need any help or support.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require support with anything, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year One Newsletter
Year 1 Newsletter!
We would like to welcome all our year 1 children back to school! We are looking forward to exciting learning this year!
To introduce you to our team:
1M: Mrs Zeenat Solkar – Class Teacher
Miss Asma – Teaching Assistant
Mr Tom – SEN TA
1C: Miss Lusha Thompson – Class Teacher
Miss Jean – Teaching Assistant
Miss Gabby – SEN TA
Due to the pandemic that took place the children have missed out on a lot of their learning and play in reception, so to get them settled in their new class and in order to bring them back on track we are following the Early Years curriculum in Autumn term.
In Maths we will be focusing on numbers to 20. We aim for all children to be able to count up to 100 by the end of year 1! This term we will build confidence with numbers to 20. Within this we will look at addition and subtraction to 20, doubling and halving and number bonds. So please help us by counting with your child at home and giving them simple maths problems to solve.
In Literacy there will be a huge drive on improving children’s reading and writing through phonics. We will focus on letter formation and sounding and stretching out words. The books we will focus on are; Beegu, Where’s my Teddy, Nora and Lost and Found.
We will be sending literacy, maths and topic homework via google classroom. All the children have been added to the year one section; please ensure you have the app downloaded onto your child’s tablet or your phone. If you are having problems downloading, the app please let Miss Thompson or Mrs Solkar know. Children will receive 3 reading books a week, please make sure your child is reading daily for 15 minutes. Please bring book bags every Friday, as book will be changed on Fridays. Please speak to the class teacher if you feel the level of reader is unsuitable or you would like additional reading books for your child.
P.E day is on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their P.E kit. navy/black/grey bottoms/leggings, house colour t-shirt, trainers/plimsolls. They do not need to bring their school uniform with them on the day of P.E.
Please provide a water bottle for your child everyday (clearly labelled with their name) as the water fountains and water cups in class are not available.
We look forward to working with you for the rest of the year!
The Year 1 team
If you have a child in year one who is self isolating we will continue to use google classroom to continue their educational provision. Activities will be set throughout each week of home learning for all subjects. You and your child can work through each activity then upload a picture for me to see and give feedback on.
Accessing google classroom using the code bmjpfi2 or use the individual log in details that you have been sent and start uploading 🙂
The websites listed below will also help to facilitate learning during at home:
Children can use activities on the website active learn primary to support with their learning. Here they have access to fun maths games.
Phonics and Reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
We will be setting some of these books are part of your child’s weekly phonics and ready lessons. If you need to know which colour banded book or level your child should be reading please email me and I provide each parent with their child’s level.
Please continue to reinforce phonics and reading whilst at home daily for 20 minutes, you can download the following free apps:
– Pocket Phonics Stories
– Sight Words & Reading
– Go Explore from CBeebies
There are also lots of free learning apps for maths and other areas of the curriculum which are available to download. You can also find learning websites which have lots of fun learning games to develop Numeracy and Literacy skills.