Welcome to Year 1!
We hope you had a wonderful Summer and that you are looking forward to the year ahead as much as we are!
For the first few weeks this term we will be exploring the topic “All About Me” which will give us a chance to get to know one another as well as learning more about ourselves. Later on in the term we will be learning all about the animal kingdom including mini-beasts and polar animals.
In Literacy this year we will be strengthening our reading by revising our Jolly Phonics sounds from Reception and also learning some brand new sounds. Whilst delving into many varied fiction and non-fiction texts, we will also look at developing our handwriting and sentence construction as we write our own pieces.
In Numeracy we are exploring shape, time, money, measurement and number work. It will be vital for the children to know how to count to 20 and back. The children will also be learning their number bonds to 10 and 20 as well as their 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables. These are things which they love to show off as often as possible at home!
A Few Reminders
Drop off and collection
Please remember to arrive at school promptly between 8.45am and 8.55am ready for registration at 9am. Collection is at 3pm so please be there ready to collect your child so that we can clear the front entrance before other classes come out. Thank you for your help and consideration.
We have a P.E. session every Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure you have a named P.E. kit in school for these sessions. After half-term, this will change to every Wednesday and Thursday.
The children’s reading records and books will be sent home every evening for your child to have a chance to practise with you on a regular basis. Please may the record and book be brought back into school every day so that we may also read with your child in school.
Each week your child will be given the opportunity to select a book from the reading corner. This book is one that your child will have chosen independently. They are intended to be shared and enjoyed at home.
Our aim this year is to have 6 parent comments in the children’s reading records each week in order to encourage reading as a regular activity. This can be a comment about their reading book or a library book.
Please bring in a named set of headphones to be worn for ICT lessons. These can be left in the children’s trays. If you left any from Reception, these will have been handed on to us so please do not worry about sending in another pair.
Westbourne is a nut aware school. Please make sure you check that your child is not bringing nuts, or anything containing/contaminated by nuts into school.
Dates for your diary
Monday 16th October – Parents Consultations
Tuesday 17th October – Parents Consultations
HALF TERM – 23rd – 27th October
Thursday 14th December – Afternoon showing of Infant Production
Friday 15th December – Morning showing of Infant Production (same show as previous day)
Thursday 21st December – finish school at 12pm for Winter break
Thank you and we look forward to a great year ahead!
New Curriculum Information