What a half term we are having, it is flying by! The children have settled so well into Year 1 and all of our routines, so well done to them all. As well as keeping lots of things similar to Reception, there are some changes this year which we have gradually introduced to the children and you may have heard about. A brief summary below should help with some of the things the children may have told you about.
House points - the children are all in houses (as per Sports day colours) and came in proudly wearing their colours last week. They can now earn house points throughout the week from any adult in school for good choices made. This could be for behaviour, learning or general good choices. The children put their own house points up on a chart in the classroom and Year 6 count them up at the end of each week ready for a house point assembly where the children can earn coloured badges depending on how many house points they have got.
Our behaviour system is similar to last year. We have a 'Rainbow star' for fabulous achievements/good choices and a question mark if children need to think about the choices that they are making. This all relates to our school golden thread and children will be involved in a conversation about why they may be on the question mark and what choice would have been the right one to make. Children can be put on either at any point.
Homework - Children will be coming home with a homework book next week. This will be to record any homework they have done from the grid. Please feel free to decorate the front cover of these. These books only need to be returned once a piece f homework has been completed. We will then share it in class and then return the book.
Star of the week - chosen each week per class and shared in a school assembly on a Thursday. Certificate displayed and can be taken home the following week.
Hope this helps!
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions,
The Year One team
What an amazing first week we have all had. The children have worked hard and settled quickly into being members of Opal class. They have shown a positive attitude to their learning. This week we have been recaping some of our phonic sounds which we learnt last year and remembering how to form our letters. In English we have looked at the story 'Before the Fall'. This story is based around the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. The children have come up with some fantastic ideas about what happened to him and Humpty's feelings throughout his story.
I hope you have had a wonderful and restful summer and are ready for the year ahead. It has been so lovely having the children back in school. They have been busy exploring the classroom and finding out about our new routines.
We will be holding our 'Coffee morning' on the 7th September @ 9am, it would be great if you could join us. I will be outlining our topics and any key information. However, I understand many of you have work commitments, that is okay, I will upload the power point and additional information on this class page for you to peruse at leisure.
If you would like to contact Mrs Wadey or Mr Cook, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is three working days.