Norway – Year 1

Welcome to Norway Class!

Welcome back Norway Class! We hope you have had a great Christmas holiday and are ready to do all the fun things we have planned for the Spring term! Here is some useful information, if you have any questions please ask any of us at the end of the school day and we will be happy to help you.

 

Class List

 

Lewis, Oliver, Mia, Maggie, Benny, Ellie, Rohan, Tommy, Brodey, Hannah, Carson, Ashlee, Isla, Jasmine, Edie, Evie, Nirzari, Rosie, Ellie, Djamel, Tyler, Cayden, Summer, Alexandru, Sophie, Rosie, Lola, Jazmin, Lola and Shai.

Reading

 

Children will be given a reading book to share at home. Children can change their book any afternoon if they wish. They may choose to read the book for a second night and play word hunting games. Repeated reading may seem repetitious to adults but it can help improve a child’s confidence and fluency. Please try to share the book daily with your child. Encourage them to read what they can. This will vary from child to child. Some may be ready to read aloud with little assistance while others may be reading just some words or noticing familiar graphemes (a letter or group of letters making a particular sound). Please share and then record any comments in the “Go Home Reading Record” they will receive. There are lists of sounds and questions modelled in the reading record for you to use when working with your child. We really encourage reading at home, reading for 10 minutes daily is the fastest way to help your child progress. If your child reads 3 or more times a week they will be given a reading reward in class.
Homework is given as a grid of tasks that can be completed over a half term.

P.E.

 

P.E. will be on a Monday and a Friday. Please ensure that your child has the correct named kit, including trainers, kept in school.
Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which is kept in the classroom and refilled daily.

Your child will need a healthy snack in a sandwich bag to have during morning play outdoors, any pots must have names on if you wish them to be kept. Just to remind you a healthy snack is fruit, vegetables, plain biscuits, plain popcorn or breadsticks, if you send any other snack in your child will not be allowed to eat it in school, it will be sent home with them and an alternative snack will be offered to your child.

Swimming

 

Swimming will take place in the Summer term only. Your child will need: Swimming costume (no bikinis), Towel, Hat (if hair is long, girls and boys), flip flops (or other shoes) to walk to the pool and a plastic bag to store wet clothing. No goggles.

Show & Tell

 

We have ‘show and tell’ every afternoon. Please check the table below for the day in which your child may bring in an item to show. In Year 1 children can bring in items related to our topic for the term, a souvenir of a special event or visit or a favourite book. This term’s topic will be revealed in our first week back in school.

show and tell aug 16

Morning and After School routines:

 

Morning routine:
The gate opens from 8:35-8:45 am and there are always two members of staff on duty to ensure their safety. If you arrive later than this please go straight to the office.
The children will put away their belongings once their teacher collects them from the playground at 8:45 am.

After school:
The school day finishes at 3:30 pm. Please wait outside Norway class. The main gates to the playground are opened at 3:20 pm. To help your child, please try to wait in the same place each day so that the adults can direct them to you quickly. If your child is being collected by someone different from usual then please let the office know on the day, before 3:20 pm if possible.

We look forward to meeting you all!

Mrs Henderson (Class Teacher) Mrs Purton (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Machin (Learning Support Assistant)

Mrs Maynard (Learning Support Assistant)

Mrs Bates (Midday supervisor)

Mrs Sturdee (Teacher – Monday afternoon)