This week, we will be beginning RWInc in our groups. The children are used to RWInc from Reception and this will give them all some structure to their morning. We will introduce some Maths challenges during COOL time this week.
Our first theme is "All About Me", which will then lead into Science, learning about the human body and the five senses. We have already begun to discuss our families and what makes us unique during our settling in week.
On Mondays, the teachers will have their planning time in the afternoon. Year 1 are very lucky to be able to have a local artist in to work with them during these sessions and also a local dance teacher. Miss Ryan will also be reading with the children and doing handwriting/PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) circle times. The artist will work with 1 class for 2 weeks and then rotate so that all three classes will have art this half term. The dance teacher and Miss Ryan will then work with the children on the other 4 weeks this half-term. This means that 1 class will not have PE this week on Monday (Robin)- but we felt it was easier to ask everyone to come into school in their kit rather than alternating who needs to wear their kit every 2 weeks! Every child will have P.E. on a Tuesday with their class teacher.
This week, your child will read with their teacher. We will be assessing where they are and which book band they need to read with us. We will not be sending reading books home this week, so please continue to support your child's reading at home as you did in Reception, by using your own books, the library and the online resources provided by school last year.
Now that the Reception children are arriving at school, please can we ask for the year 1 children to make their way straight through the door when it opens to avoid congestion near the reception classrooms (Mrs Slonecki's Reception class are lining up near our Year 1 door, but please do not join that line and encourage your child to walk through to the door!).
A member of the year 1 team will be on the door to take any messages for the class teacher.
We also have an email inbox you can contact us on: email@example.com - the teachers monitor this when we can (after school) but anything urgent needs to go to the office as we aim to respond within 2 days.
The Year 1 staff were so impressed with how well the children have settled in this morning. We have spent the day getting to know the children and introducing our COOL time (Choosing Our Own Learning). We will post more photographs over the week but you should all be very proud of your children!
Year 1 will do PE on a Monday and Tuesday for this half term. PE Kits need to be worn both days.