Dear Parents and Carers
We are nearly a whole term into the school year, and the children have settled well into the routines of Key Stage One. Our topic, as you will see from the topic web, is Our World. Many of our weekend homework tasks will relate to this topic. On the subject of homework, please do support your child in these tasks, which are designed to be family friendly and fun to do. Children who do not complete homework tasks satisfactorily or read at home at least five times a week will lose some of their breaktime to make up.
It is really important that items of school uniform, including PE kits, are clearly labelled as a lot of time is wasted at the end of the day looking for jumpers or cardigans. Plimsolls should also be labelled, and we regularly check that these are the correct size and in a good state of repair. We will send home pairs of plimsolls which need replacing.
This year we are having a big push on reading for pleasure, and children are free to borrow books from school – including reference books such as dictionaries and atlases – to enjoy at home. Please support your child to take care of these books and to return them when finished with.
It is very important that the children stay hydrated, and we would like to remind you to send your child to school with a labelled water bottle (preferably not single use) filled with fresh plain water. All classes have a supply of drinking water, and these can be topped up at school when required.
Many parents asked about spellings at our recent parents evenings, and so we are sending a list of the common exception words for Years One and Two on the reverse side of the holiday homework task sheet.
We wish you all a wonderful half term break.
With best wishes from the Key Stage One Team