Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into Year 1. Our half-termly newsletters will inform you of our topics and the areas we will be covering, as well as any additional information you need to know.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please feel free to come and speak to us about how your child is settling in, developments you would like to share or any concerns you have. If this is a quick message, the member of staff on the door in the morning will be happy to pass it on to your child’s teacher, or please catch us at the end of the day. If it is something that will need longer, please make an appointment for a more convenient time. As you can appreciate mornings are very busy but we do want to hear from you and will do our very best to see you the same day. Home/School link books are checked every day, but it is always worth asking your child to let us know if there is a message inside that we need to read.

Joining us in the morning   

Join us in school from 8.50am to 9.05am on a Tuesday to read with your child and on a Wednesday for morning work, which is a short activity to complete with your child, based on what we have been learning recently.

Named clothing

Please can we remind you to make sure all your child’s items of clothing are named, particularly cardigans and sweatshirts.  If your child does come home with clothing that doesn’t belong to them please return it as soon as possible.

PE days

PE days are Tuesdays for all Year 1 classes, Mondays for Goldfinches and Thursday for Woodpeckers and Robins.  Please can you make sure any earrings are taken out before school on PE days and that long hair is tied up.

Reading books

Children can change their reading book on any day as long as there is evidence in the Home/School link book that it has been read on two separate occasions.  The children are asked to read twice to ensure comprehension and encourage expression and fluency. 

Homework

Homework is set on Thursdays and is due back by Tuesday. A team point will be given for completed work (or even two if it is obvious that your child has made a particular effort). Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information, we are grateful for your continued support.

Reading Week

Every half term there is a week when we invite you in to school to come and read with your child between 3pm & 3:10pm. Reading week is usually the third week of each half term, but check the newsletters as this does occasionally change.

Phonics

There is an emphasis on phonics during Year 1.  This will lead to a phonics screening check in June to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. We will visit Desborough library three times this year; the dates and arrangements will be included in the relevant newsletters.

Trips/Walks

If you are able to assist us on any trips or walks during the year please let us know.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year One team.

Year 1 Curriculum