Autumn Term

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to school. Your children are settling well into Year 1 and I am very impressed with their positive work attitudes!


There are a few things to note, which will help with the classroom organisation:

Mrs Arkless is the class teacher and Miss Heslop and Miss Wightman are the Teaching Assistants. Senora Mason and Mr Boardman will also be teaching the children on a Tuesday afternoon.


Children should bring their PE kit (plain t-shirt, blue shorts, sandshoes or trainers) on the first day of term and leave them until the end of half term. Please add names to all clothing including PE kit.


Reading is extremely important. Please read with your child at home every night (for about 10 minutes) and remember to bring their reading diaries in every day as they are a good way of communicating with me.


Children will be set into phonic groups bases on assessments undertaken at the start of the year and weekly spellings will be set. These will be given out on a Friday to learn at home and tested the following Friday.


Homework will usually be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Monday (this will be linked to what we are learning in school during the week).


This half term our topic will be ‘All About Me...’ This will help me get to know the children and help them settle into life in Year 1.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to us before or after school.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Arkless, Miss Heslop and Miss Wightman