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Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teachers have continued to develop a Creative Curriculum. Year groups have chosen a theme and working from the National Curriculum have designed topics which embrace creativity, key learning skills and offer exciting learning opportunities whilst providing progressive cross-curricular links.
Your support within classes is invaluable and really does make a difference to children’s learning. With additional help we are able to include a greater variety of learning experiences and offer more opportunities for exciting and fun activities. Both learning and enjoyment are maximised.
Thank you for all your help and support in advance. We look forward to seeing you throughout the coming year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
In Year 1 we encourage the children to be independent readers and they are able to change their books each day.
They will bring home two books, one appropriate to their reading level that they can read to you and another from our library collection for you to share together.
Each day begins with guided reading and activities focusing on phonics, numeracy and fine motor skills. If you are able to come into class for twenty minutes and listen to children read it would be really appreciated not only by staff but also the children who love to be heard to read.
Please contact your child’s teacher or the teaching assistant on the door in the mornings if you would like to support class reading or in any other way. Requests for help during days requiring additional support will be mentioned on the Beacon.
In Year 1, homework is sent home weekly on a Monday and is expected to be returned to the class teacher by the following Monday. The Year 1 staff would appreciate it if you could spend some time supporting your child with their homework each week as we feel this benefits their progress. Our homework covers a range of Literacy and maths activities that reinforce work in class. Occasionally topic work may be the homework focus, but this will be clearly explained to your child and to yourself.
Reading daily with your child is encouraged to help consolidate reading practice in school and to develop independent readers who love to read. We ask that you or your child record their book in their reading record. We would appreciate it if you could sign to indicate when your child has read and make a comment when appropriate.