Evelyn CommunityPrimary School

‘Inspiring minds, nurturing dreams, learning for life’

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Dear Parents and Children,

I am excited to welcome you and your child to Robins class! This year is going to be full of fun and stimulating ways to learn. In Robins your child will develop their knowledge and skills in creative and enjoyable ways, which will be adapted for their personal needs, through the ARCS Curriculum. This curriculum allows your child to learn real life skills though a real life context! Our class routine is as follows:



PE is on a Wednesday

Children are expected to come to school in their P.E. kits and remain in them throughout the day. The children should wear a red or white t-shirt (Evelyn or plain), red or black shorts, trainers or pumps (based on the weather) and on colder days tracksuit bottoms may be worn with a school jumper or cardigan.



Homework will be gradually introduced over the first term. It will be given out on a Friday via Seesaw and is expected back via Seesaw on Wednesday of the following week. Guidance will be provided. Please support your child with each piece of homework. Spellings will be given out via Seesaw too and should be practiced regularly using the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method, ready for a test on Friday. This can be printed out and sent home if you prefer, just let me know.



Please ensure all clothing, including P.E. kits, pumps, shoes and coats have names in – either printed name labels or hand written in permanent marker.



We aim to listen to your child read in a guided reading group at least once a week. In addition to this, we also try to listen to your child read independently at least once a week too. Please ensure they bring their reading book to school on a Wednesday to ensure that they can be given back out on Friday. Please support your child by spending time everyday listening to them read and practice their speed sounds. Encourage them to sound out any tricky words using their fingers when needed as this will ensure that your children will be pushed for a greater vocabulary. Please also read a wide range of additional texts with your child as this will, again, aid them with their reading and writing.



Your QR code for Seesaw will be in your child’s reading folder and one will be attached to the folder, in case it is lost. Seesaw is a brilliant way of communicating online and it creates a triangle of communication between not only you as parents and I, but also with your children!
Seesaw is not only a useful platform for uploading work, I will also be posting important reminders for you and your children, as and when it is appropriate. I would also love to see what you and your children have been up to over the holiday periods. If you feel that you have been on a very exciting day out to the park, on a holiday or even a cosy day relaxing on the sofa, please feel free to upload a picture or two onto Seesaw. This will help the children to explain to the class what they have done over the holidays and get the chance to share it with their friends!



Library books should be brought in on Thursday morning in their special library book bags and they will be changed for the following week.



It is a big transition from Reception to Year One as children will be expected to become more independent. Children have books for each foundation subject and are expected to become focused for longer periods of time, which will result in them becoming more tired in the first term. They will quickly adapt to the new expectations and will very soon be accustomed to Key Stage One. Please do not hesitate to contact me via Seesaw if you have any worries or concerns and I will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Brophy