Welcome to Year 1!

What an exciting year ahead we have to look forward to. I am excited and eager to begin our journey as a class and my journey at Ashton West End Primary Academy.

There are some important things which we must remember in our classroom. PE is on a Friday so we must have our PE kit. Anybody wearing earrings must remove them or cover them with plasters/tape on this day. Our spellings test is on Friday so we need to bring our yellow book every Friday with our spellings homework completed. Maths and English homework is due on a Monday morning and we should try our best to write our homework ourselves. Our family can help us to work out the answers though!

It is very important that we bring our reading book and reading record to school on our reading days. These are:

Monday: Group 1

Tuesday: Group 2

Wednesday: Group 3

Thursday: Group 4

Friday: Group 5

There is a note in each child’s reading record to say which group they are in and what day they read on. We should read our home reading book more than once so we are fluent with the vocabulary and what is happening in the story. The children will also be given a reading prompt bookmark with questions that you can ask your child when reading with them at home.

In this term we are going to work on becoming much more independent in our writing and learning more about number. In other subjects we will be learning about nonfiction texts, Number bonds to 20 in maths, The Great Fire of London and Moving pictures in Design and Technology.

Please ensure that all items of school uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name. This will help us to avoid a build-up of items in lost property

If you have any questions about year 1 or your child, please do not hesitate to speak to me or arrange an appointment.