Welcome to Year 1.

I am Miss Coghlan, your class teacher.

I am looking forward to being your teacher for the year and learning lots of new topics together.

With the support of Mrs. Hussain we plan to have an enjoyable year. We will be learning about Traditional Tales. Non-fiction and fiction texts and different poems in English. We will be using drama and role play to develop our speaking and listening skills. During our maths lessons we will be developing our counting skills, number recognition and writing and we will be looking at shapes and measure.

In our foundation subjects we will be looking at our local area and Australia, Florence Nightingale and the Great Fire of London, Humans including animals and plants, beebots and we will be discussing different faiths and religions.

To extend the children’s learning and enhance their experiences we will be going on some exciting visits such as the Sculpture Park, the zoo, Portland Basin, the library and a Church and Mosque.

Please remember to bring PE kits into school and leave them on the peg until half term when they can be taken home for washing. P.E days will switch between a Friday and a Tuesday depending on the term so ensure they come into school on the first day. Our PE kits consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Parents, please put your child’s name in their PE kit (and other clothing). If your child wears earrings, please remove them for this day.

Spelling tests are on a Friday. The children will be given a week to learn their spellings before the test.

Homework is sent out on a Thursday. The children will alternate between maths and English homework. This is expected in for the following Monday. Parents please support your child with their homework but we encourage the children to attempt to write their homework by themselves.

Reading books will be changed once a week. Please read and discuss the story with your child throughout the week. The homework in their diaries should be completed.

I am looking forward to the year ahead of us and getting to know the children and their parents. If there is anything else I can help you with please feel free to ask. The best time of the day will be after school once all the children have been collected.

Miss Coghlan.