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Welcome to Year 1

Important information:

Physical Education

PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays and children will need to bring their PE kits to school on those days so that they can get changed into them. PE kit should consist of a navy or white t-shirt and navy shorts or navy/black tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Children will need pumps or trainers because we will be outside as much as possible.

Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book every Friday.

Books will be changed on Mondays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
Sharing a book at bedtime or reading a story to your child will help them develop a love for reading!


Spellings
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given for the following week. Your child’s score will be sent home. 

Homework
Phonics homework will be given out on Tuesdays. Maths homework will be sent home on Thursdays. 

Reading Eggs and Mathletics websites
The school has paid for all Year 1 children to use these sites at school and at home.
Log in details and passwords have been sent home. If you have lost your child's details please ask for another copy.

and finally....

If you have any questions about Year 1 and the things we do, please come and talk to either:
Teacher: Mrs Clayton 
Teaching assistants: Mr Muhamad 

Autumn 1 Hook - Handa's Surprise

Today we received an exciting letter from Handa! We took it in turns to guess the different fruits hidden under the cloth. Once we had guessed correctly, Mrs Clayton let us taste all the fruits from Handa's basket. There was a pineapple, mango, orange, passionfruit and avocado. The avocado was our least favourite!

Autumn 1 Model Text to learn: What's in Handa's Basket? 
Practise saying the sentences along with the actions you've learnt in class. 
Autumn 1 Topic Homework Menu
                     
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Year 1 Spellings

These are the common exception words for Year 1. Look at the Spelling Menu and choose a method of practicing your spellings.

Advice for reading at home

Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online.

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me – Year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

Pink

Oxford level 1

Red

Oxford level 2

Yellow

Oxford level 3

Light blue

Oxford level 4

Green

Oxford level 5

Orange

Oxford level 6


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!