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Year 1 Miss Pullman

Welcome to Year One!

 

Miss K Pullman - Class Teacher

Mrs S Harvey - Class HLTA

September 2021

 

The children have made a fantastic start to Year 1!

 

Over the past two weeks, we have been exploring 'Elmer' by David McKee. The children have recited and sequenced the story, crafted their very own Elmer's, baked and decorated Elmer biscuits, as well as creating colour poems.

Make your Mark!

Attending School 

The school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 15:15pm.  

Please let the school office know if your child is unable to attend school and the reason why.

 

Please ensure your child is wearing warm clothes and sensible footwear. The classrooms can be cold as we keep windows and doors open for ventilation.

Phonics and Reading Schemes

At Worle Village, we use the Letters and Sounds program, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions as a basis for the planning of our high quality, systematic phonics programme. Children begin their phonics journey in the first term of Reception and children make rapid progress in their reading journey.

 

As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practice by reading phonetically decodable texts which are very closely matched to a child’s current phonics phase so that each child can achieve success in their reading.

 

Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our book banded reading scheme which has a wide variety of books accessible for children as they develop through fluency and maturity. This is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level. 

All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.

 

The school has high expectations for pupils to read at home. We ask that a child reads at home a minimum of 3 times per week in KS1 and 5 times per week in KS2

 

Please bring book bags in daily as we will read with your child at any given opportunity. Your child's books will be changed once per week, the day will vary dependent on which group your child is in:

 

Turtles - Monday

Seahorses - Tuesday

Jellyfishes - Wednesday

Dolphins - Friday

 

In addition, children can access Reading Eggs, an online reading program, at home or in school.  Please see your class teacher for login details.

  Reading Eggs

Physical Education

We have at least two PE lessons per week, on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child's kit is clearly labelled and in school at all times to enable us to be flexible.

We do PE in all types of weather so please ensure your child has suitable PE kit.  In the Summer months we recommend shorts and t-shirt and in the winter long trousers with t-shirt and hoodie.  Trainers or daps should be worn.  An example of our kit, which can be purchased from NK Sports, is above or alternatively children can wear a plain white t-shirt and black shorts.

 

As part of Skip 2 B Fit, we are skipping for 2 minutes every day! We are also running a mile around the playground each day, to travel around the world.

     

 

YEAR 1 RECOMMENDED READS

 

Some texts we recommend reading with your Year 1 child are...

 

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