Each half term we will be having a walk through our local woods to observe seasonal changes. We will build up our seasonal journals to record our findings over the year.
There is a strong focus on phonics throughout the year so we can be ready for our end of year 1 'Phonics Screening Test' in May. This will all be discussed at our 'Meet Your Child's Teacher' meeting in the week beginning 16th September (Letters will be given out nearer the time) We strongly encourage you to practice reading with your child as often as you can.
Your child's reading skills will be assessed through individual reading, guided group reading and there will be phonic screening practise tests each half term from Autumn:2
We will communicate with all our parents throughout the year to inform you of any pressing gaps in learning and equally to celebrate your child's achievements with you through parents meetings and notes in reading records. We are always available each morning from 8.45 at the classroom door but if you wish to discuss a matter in more depth please make an appointment at the school office.
Our aim in year 1 is to build a solid partnership between teacher and parent so your child can achieve to the best of their ability.