Hello and welcome to the Owls!
We are a class of 27 Year 1s. Our teacher is called Miss Hatton and Mrs Cherry is our teaching assistant.
This year promises to be an exciting, fun filled year. To help you to keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom, we will be using Class Dojo.
In the Owls, our P.E. day is Monday. Please make sure you remember to come to school in your P.E. kit on this day. P.E. will be taking place outside at the moment so remember to make sure you have warm clothes and your trainers.
There are lots of opportunities for reading in the Owls. This year we continue to use our phonics to help us to decode unknown words and develop our comprehension skills further by talking about what we have read and making predictions using clues in the text to help us. The Owls will bring home a book mark with questions on it, that you can use to talk about your child's reading book when they read at home. At the moment, the Owls will bring home a new reading book each Monday. In order for your child to increase their reading fluency and word recognition, it is important that they read their reading book more than once during the week. Books are to be brought back into school on Friday so that they can be quarantined before being sent home again on Monday. As well as reading their school reading book, your child can also read other books that you have at home. These additional reads can be recorded in your child's reading record too and will count towards their bronze, silver and gold reading stars.
In the Owls, the children start to achieve their reading awards. Each time your child reads their reading book it counts towards the number of reads needed to attain a reading star, as long as the reading time is for a minimum of 10 minutes. To attain a bronze star your child needs to read 50 times, for a silver star it is 100 times and a gold star is for 150 reads.
In the Owls we are Ready, Respectful, Resilient, Resourceful, Responsible and Reflective learners. Each term we will be focusing on one of our Rs.
I can't wait to get started on our EPIC learning adventure! See you all on Tuesday 1st September!