Hi P1 Parents/Carers, this week is our first full week in school, how exciting! We are becoming more familiar with school routine and are such a happy and smiley bunch 🙂 The children will be very tired and our afternoons will be spent doing some team work, purposeful play, outdoors (if the weather is not too bad), getting creative and having an afternoon break.
Pupils begin school packed lunches this week, we encourage them all to order something, even if they bring their own food, they are entitled to free meals. We have a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, they are feeling quite peckish throughout the day so are encouraged to eat at these times. The lunches will be a choice of sandwich filling (cheese, ham, chicken or tuna) with a pudding (yoghurt or home baking on alternate days), fruit choice and a drink. On Tuesdays there will be an option of a sausage roll and Pizza on Thursdays. We are eating lunch in class which is a lovely social time for us all.
In class we are learning numbers 1-5 and how to write them, we are focussing on writing names and mark making and we are learning all about books. We have began our phonics learning this week and will learn a new sound every Monday and Wednesday.
Pupils will bring a phonics workbook home and should complete the worksheets for their sounds every week. These are simple sheets to colour, practise writing the sound or words with that sound on them and maybe show everyone at home their sound song and action for their newly learned sounds 🙂 I will update this website with the sounds each week.
- OUR SOUNDS THIS WEEK ARE “S” AND “A
I am introducing the children to Biff, Chip and Kipper – for those who are not familiar with these characters, they are the main characters in the Oxford Reading Tree reading progression that we use in school. We are enjoying exploring books, looking at front covers, reading from left to right and how to hold books. The first books the children will bring home are simply picture books – we are learning to read pictures. More information will be provided when these come home. Books are able to go to home and back into school and will not be shared, books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being reissued.
- We are still not changing into sports clothes, shoes or indoor shoes, this is council legislation. Pupils can come to school on our main activity day (Thursday) in joggers/trainers (no football colours)
- Please can your child come with a water bottle for class time, not juice
- Suitable outdoor clothing is necessary
- I can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book bags for homework/letters etc can be bought at the school office for £4