Welcome to Year One!
It is so exciting to start the new year here at St Thomas'. We are all looking forward to what the Autumn term brings. It can be a daunting transition from Reception to Year One, but our aim is to make it as smooth as possible.
If you have any worries or concerns, please feel free to speak to us or contact the school office for an appointment.
Class Teacher: Mrs Markwick
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stott
Wednesday morning: Mr Lowe
Learning Journals (diaries) are a key point of contact in Year One, please ensure your child brings them in on a daily basis, along with their 4 reading books. If you have any important messages to share in these, please let us know as diaries are checked when we read with them or change their books, not on a daily basis.
Home reading should be recorded in the journals and signed by an adult. In school, we will use a colour coded system (as explained in the first week of the diary) when we hear your child read. We will aim to hear your child read once per week in school.
If your child has earned or lost behaviour points, these will be recorded in the behaviour section of the journal, to keep you informed. These can be discussed further if you wish.
At St Thomas, we value the importance of reading widely and as frequently as possible. For this reason, we ask that children read five times per week; this can be from a school reading book, a home book or even a library book!
Spelling tests will take place every Friday, half-termly class lists can be found in the 'Home Learning' page on our class page.
For this half term, PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons. It is vital that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. This kit should be brought in at the start of every half term and will be sent home at the end of that half term to be washed.
New to 2019!
At the beginning of each half term, your child will bring home a Knowledge Organiser for the foundation subjects being covered that half term. This A4 sheet will include the key knowledge that your child will gain during that unit of study. Discussing the content with your child will support them with their understanding, and most importantly, their recall of the vocabulary and facts.