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Year 1 and Year 2 (Miss Connolly)

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to school, I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to your child beginning their new year of learning in year 1 or year 2. If you are not on the class DoJo, please join as soon as possible and check for messages regularly as this is my main method of communicating important information to you during term time (please ask me if you require a log in).

Staffing

I will be teaching the class Monday to Friday, with the exception of every other Friday when I am having my PPA time. Mrs Yeandle will be teaching the class for these days. Other adults working in our class at throughout the week are Mrs Muchmore, Mrs Eva, Mrs Pearce and Mrs Hill.

Curriculum overview

The curriculum overview for the autumn term is on the class page on the school website.

Toys

Please do not send your child to school with toys or anything else from home that is not essential. This is to limit contamination between home and school.  

Physical Education

Our class will have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Friday afternoon. On these days your child must come to school in their PE kit.

Home work/spellings

This term we will ease back into the year and for the first few weeks, home work will be limited to reading every school night at home. As the term progresses a weekly spelling test will be reintroduced. Weekly spellings will be sent out via class DoJo and I will let you know when this is going to start. The spellings will need to be written into your child’s spelling book by an adult at home; please help your child to practise their spellings a few times each week in the usual way (look, cover, write) or in any other way that works for them.

Additionally an English/phonics and maths activity will be sent home weekly on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday; again, I will let you know when we commence these homework activities.

Reading

Reading is a very important skill for all children and especially so in KS1 as it can impact on learning in future years. As such, your child needs to read for a minimum of 10 minutes daily at home to an adult. Listening to stories is also proven to have a massive impact on children’s vocabulary development which then has a positive impact on their writing, so do share stories together with your child and have a chat about their favourite parts.

 Uniform

We politely request that all of your child’s school uniform and other belongings are clearly named (including ties) as they are easily misplaced. Any left behind items are placed in the lost property box at the front of the school at the end of each day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see me. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo, and I can be emailed at hconnolly@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Connolly

Year 1 Class Teacher

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