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Welcome to Robin Class    

Just to say a huge hello from Robin Class! Your child has started their journey in Year One and Two. They will enjoy a creative and fun curriculum, make new friends and learn lots of new things. This year is an important one; children will develop what they have already learned and build on the foundations to become independent and creative learners.

Points to note:

PE:

During Term 1,3 and 5 we will be doing PE on a Monday and a Friday. However, we would appreciate it if your child has their PE kit in school for the whole week (just in case). No earrings are allowed on PE days! In Terms 2, 4 and 6 we will be doing one session of swimming on a Monday afternoon at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth.  Please note boys' trunks should not be below the knee and girls should wear a one-piece swimsuit. Swimming caps should be worn for long hair, and they are available to purchase in the office. In Term 2 we will do a multiskills session with an external coach on a Wednesday afternoon. 

What's going on?

You will see the timetable on the documents tab. The timetable for the week sometimes changes; we are flexible in order to fit in different cross curricular topics and follow children's interests as we discuss these.

Water:

We ask that your child brings in their water bottle each day. Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day, and we feel that it is important for them to have their own water bottle in school at all times.

Book bag:

We also ask that your child brings their book bag to school each day. It is important not only for the books and other items which go home but also for any correspondence that needs to go to parents.

Reading:

Reading is a very important part of the curriculum and integral in a child's life. A note to say you have shared the book together would be great. Books are changed once a week but children are involved in daily reading activities. Please see notes on the documents tab.

Speed sounds:

Please continue to practise speed sounds learned. Practise is the key! Info on the documents tab.

Red and Green Words:

Please practise. Info on the documents tab.

Spelling:

Spellings will be given at the beginning of each term. We will be concentrating on Common Exception Words and red words to begin with. We will do a spell check every Friday. The children will be practising spellings in school, but would greatly benefit from practise at home. After all, practise makes perfect! See information on the documents tab.

Spelling patterns will be looked at and practised during phonics and spelling time during the school day. Again, practise at home would greatly benefit your child's progression in this area. 

Handwriting:

In Year One and Two we are aiming for children to learn and adopt the joined style of handwriting. Any practise with this would be greatly appreciated.

DT:

Look out for notes in your child's book bag regarding various DT topics (the note will usually be asking for junk materials!)

Please feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Kind Regards,

Miss Sturman