It was a short yet busy week in Year 1. We are really impressed with how well the children are settling in. It is a steep learning curve for them but they have shown they are well prepared for this new challenge.

Thank you to all the parents who attended Meet the Teacher last night. For those unable to come, handouts will be sent home on Monday.

This week we have focused on listening to all children read and updating their reading diaries. We have had a few Book Club (guided reading) sessions and started to pratise cursive handwriting. As it was mentioned during our meeting last night, the children practise the letters during handwriting until they feel comfortable to use the cursive script in their writing. You will be glad to know that so far it has been one of their favourite activities. Today we had our first Big Write when the children described some of the pictures of the book “Fishes” by Brian Wildsmith. The children were mesmerized by the pictures and wrote great sentences.

Next week we will be starting Read, Write, Inc. and our first Maths unit which focuses on numbers to 10.

Home Learning books were sent home today, to be returned on Wednesday, please. Please note that their Purple Mash and Bug Club logins have been amended. You can find them either stuck to their Reading Diaries (Purple Class) or to their Home Learning Books (Green Class).

Have you all a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

Mrs De Vynck and Mrs Foulds ~ Year 1 Teachers

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