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Moulton Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1!
 

Miss Latham, Mrs McDermott and I (Miss Jiwa-Walji) would like to welcome you to our class page. Below we have added some useful information about Year 1.

 

Communication

To keep updated with what your child is doing in school make sure that you join Class Dojo. It is a fantastic tool which allows you to keep track of your child's behaviour as well as what they have been learning each day. I will communicate through our ‘Class Story’ and you will be able to see how many Class Dojo points your child receives each day. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me through the private messaging service that Class Dojo provides.

 

Resources

We hope you have found it beneficial to have your child’s Active Learn login details before the holidays and have enjoyed accessing the range of games and stories that were allocated. These details will also be placed on the front page of your child’s new reading diary. Active learn will contain grammar and spelling games as well as e-books from guided reading sessions, whole class texts and phonics bug books. Each time the children complete an activity or read a book on active learn a report is sent to me so I can see how they are getting on.

 

Reading

We ask that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their diary to show that they have read. Reading books will be changed each Monday and children’s diaries will be checked on Mondays. In year 1 we try to encourage independence, so children will be changing their own books in our school library. If you notice that they bring the same book home on more than one occasion, please let us know and we will change it for you.

The children will take part in a Guided Reading carousel throughout the week. During the carousel, we will rotate which children we are reading with to ensure that each child has taken part in a Teacher Guided session at least once a week. You will find a stamp in their reading diaries to show when this has taken place. If the children use an e-book, it will be allocated to them following the session. They can then share this book with you at home and answer the 'bug' questions. The 'bug' questions send a report back to me so I can see how they have done.

Phonics

Phonics is taught through our 'Phonics Bug' scheme, each week, the children will be allocated activities on Active Learn which are designed to consolidate the sounds we have focused on that week.
Purple phonics books will be sent home with your child in their folders. Your child will be given sounds to learn each week. You do not need to write in these books, they are a tool to help your child learn to read and recognise the sounds that they are struggling with. Books will be checked 4 times a week. The teacher will put a tick next to each sound that your child gets correct. Once your child receives 3 consecutive ticks next to the sound, they will be given a new sound the following week. Please bring books in to school every day.

Spellings

A list of spelling words will be sent home every Wednesday in their book bags and these will also be added to our Class Story on Class Dojo. Please take the time to review these with your child. We use the ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’ method at school with the children. However, if your child finds it easier to learn the spellings a different way then please use whichever method they find easiest. A short spelling test will take place on Mondays and your child’s score will be given to them before home time.

PE

PE will take place every Tuesday and Friday. This year, our Tuesday session of PE will be led by our sports teacher Mr Biggs. We will also be participating in ‘The Golden Mile’ each day (an activity that encourages children to get physically active though walking, jogging or running for 15 minutes). Everybody will need to have a full PE kits in school at all times.

Moulton PE kit includes:

- White shorts

- Blue t-shirt

- Black indoor pumps

- Outdoor sports shoes

Maths and English

You can keep up to date with the Maths and English in Year 1 on our Class Dojo page. In addition to the English lessons, children also take part in Grammar, spelling, phonics and reading sessions. English is also taught through other curriculum areas. Where possible, class texts, grammar games, spelling games and guided reading books will be allocated through Active Learn following the introduction session.