Dear Parents and Children,
I would like to welcome you and your child to Robins class. I hope you are ready for an exciting year of learning. In Robins, your child will be developing their knowledge and skills in fun and creative ways through ARCS Curriculum. Real life skills taught in a real life context!
Our class routine is as follows:
Library books should be brought in on Wednesday mornings in their special book bags and will be changed for the following week.
PE is on a Monday afternoon.
Children come into 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 Friday via seesaw and 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 handed out in paper form and should be practised regularly using the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method, ready for a test on Friday. Please make sure all homework is completed in pencil.
Please ensure all clothing, including P.E. kits, pumps, shoes and coats have names in – either printed name labels or hand written in permanent pen.
We aim to hear your child read in a guided group at least once a week. Please ensure they bring their reading book to school on a Wednesday to ensure they can be given out on a Friday. Please support your child by spending time every day listening to them read and practising their speed sounds. Encourage them to sound out tricky words using their fingers where necessary. Please read a wide range of additional texts with your child, this will aid them with reading and writing.
The transition from Reception to Year One is a big step. The children are expected to become more independent. Children have books for each Foundation subject. The children are expected to become more focused for longer periods of time and this often results in them becoming more tired in the first term. They quickly become used to expectations and very soon adapt 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 continual support,