Welcome to Robin Class
Just to say a huge hello from Robin Class! Your child has started their journey in EYFS and Year 1. The children will enjoy a creative and fun curriculum, make new friends and learn lots of new things. The children in Year 1 will develop what they have already learned in EYFS and build on the foundations to become more independent learners.
Points to note:
We have our PE lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday, however we would appreciate it if your child has their PE kit in school for the whole week (just in case). Please note no earrings are allowed on PE days. You may wish to provide your child with some warmer PE clothing during the winter as we will still aim to learn outside.
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.
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. Clear water bottles allow us to monitor water intake easier.
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 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 in the reading record. Books are changed twice a week but children are involved in daily reading activities. Year 1 children must read their books twice before it will be changed, this will help to develop their fluency.
EYFS change days are Monday and Thursday
Year 1 change days are Tuesday and Friday
There are a number of documents on the Documents Tab including information about phonics for Parents. There are also a number of documents such as sound mats and tricky word lists for each phase, and lists of common exception words. Look out on a friday for new sounds sheets sent home in the EYFS red phonics folders or the Year 1 yellow homework folders.
Practise is the key!
Year 1 Spellings:
Spellings are sent home for Year 1 every Friday in the spellings book and then tested the following week in the back of the same book. The spelling book also gives you a number of ideas about how to practise spellings at home. Please look out for spelling books every Friday in the homework folder and practise the given words throughout the week with your child. We will be concentrating on the phase tricky words and Common Exception words.
We spend time in the classroom looking at and developing the correct letter formation. The EYFS children are beginning to learn the how to write each letter and the Year 1 children will begin to join their handwriting once all the letters are consistently formed correctly. Please see the handwriting alphabet documents on the Documents Tab for our handwriting style. Any practise with this would be greatly appreciated.
Look out for notes in your child's book bag regarding any topic home learning.
We love to share learning from home and any Wow achievemetns the children have (not matter how bug or small!) - so send them in for us to celebrate. We love being proud of ourselves and our friends.
Please come and ask if there is anything you would like clarifying.
I am looking forward to a lots of fun, learning and watching the children grow as learners.