Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Bishop and Mrs Bunting together with Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Mackender would like to welcome all the Year One children and parents to their new classes.
Topics for the term
Our theme for Term One is ‘Oh we do like to be by the seaside’ The children will listen to and read a variety of poems and stories about the sea. The topic will include finding out about different types of boat linking with our science and floating different materials. As we go through the year the children will also learn about different seasons and the weather.
Our theme for Term Two will focus on fire. We will be learning about The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night. We will also find out about The Great Fire of London.
We expect the children to read with an adult every day.
The most important activity you can do with your child is listening to them read and sharing books with them. Asking your child questions about what they have read will give them a greater understanding. Please sign or make a comment in their reading record book when you hear them read. Because we can only change the children’s books twice a week, it would be helpful if you asked your child questions using Who, Where, When, Why, What and How. Every Friday we will count how many times they have read in a week at home. 3 reads will earn a stamp. 6, 12 and 18 stamps will then earn them a bronze, silver and gold bookmark. Reading books will be changed twice a week.
P.E. and Games
We begin this term with swimming on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a named swimming costume, towel and goggles. Please tie hair up or provide the child with a swimming hat.
We will be doing outdoor PE so please make sure your child has a Davington school P.E. kit in their house colour. These will remain in school for the term.
Your child will need a pair of wellies (named) that can stay at school. The children use the school field at lunch time and it can often be muddy. They also use the school Woodland regularly throughout the year so need to have wellies in school all the time.
Please make sure your child has a coat everyday as lunchtimes can often be chilly. The children go out to play for 40 minutes even when the weather is cold or damp.
All children need to have a reusable water bottle in school.
Please make sure all school clothes, shoes and plimsolls are clearly labelled with their name. All children need a spare pair of pants, trousers and socks.
If you have any questions or concerns please come and have a chat with us. There will be an opportunity for your child to show you their new classroom and to meet the teacher on Monday 5th September at the end of the school day. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you.
We are really looking forward to spending the year ahead with your children and are sure it is going to be lots of fun.