Welcome to Reception / Year 1
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Welcome to Reception and Year 1
May I take this opportunity to welcome you into the Copp family. This is such a special time in the school life of your child and we look forward to getting to know you and your child. As they put on their uniform for the first time I’m sure you’ll be brimming with pride but wonder where the time has gone since they were a baby!
Autumn 2 Important Dates
Monday 5th November: School opens for Autumn 2
Monday 12th November: Online Safety Day
Wednesday 14th November: Children in Need and parent target meeting
Friday 16th November: BIG READ / Role Play Day
Monday 19th November: BIG WRITE
Thursday 22nd November: Afternoon Tea and Family Afternoon
Monday 3rd December: KS2 Dress Rehearsal
Monday 4th December: Age UK Choir
Monday 4th and 5th December: KS2 Christmas Concerts
Friday 7th December: Christmas Crafts and Christmas Bingo
Tuesday 11th December: KS1 Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 12th December: KS1 Nativity (1.30pm)
Thursday 13th December: KS1 Nativity (6.00pm)
Monday 17th December: Whole School Panto
Tuesday 18th December: Christmas Lunch
Wednesday 19th December: KS1 and KS2 Christmas Discos with DJ Holty and MC Jones
Thursday 20th December: Christmas Parties and Games (Non-uniform - Christmas clothes)
Friday 21st December: Non-Uniform Day (£1 each) and Break Up at 2pm for Christmas
Staff in Pegasus Class
Class Teacher: Mr M. Harding
Teaching Assistants: Mrs S. Hart and Mrs D. Jones
PPA Teaching: Mrs D. Jones
*We are always looking for parent / grandparent volunteers to help with reading and classroom jobs, even a couple of hours a week is a huge help, with the promise of tea, coffee and biscuits! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us in class.*
Every half term we will have a broad topic title. Throughout the year, adults and children plan what we will learn. As inspiration, most of our learning will be based around a story. Working together to shape our learning and experiences means everyone is motivated and engaged in what we do. Our ideas can take our learning in many exciting directions.
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Autumn 1: I Spy
Autumn 2: Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast
The children will receive English and Maths homework every week, and topic homework when appropriate. I would ask that the children attempt the homework independently but please support your child if needed. As well as this, I do ask that you read regularly with your child. Even if they have read the book, it is good practice to re-read the book so your child becomes more confident and fluent.
Reading Books / Library Books
Each child will be given a reading diary and some school books to bring home to read. Please leave a comment in your child’s reading diary so that school staff know how much of the book has been read. We will also check each the children's reading diaries frequently to see if they require new books to take home.
The children will be doing PE twice a week. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) in school at all times (and all clearly labelled).
The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.
In Key Stage 1 the children receive free fruit as an afternoon snack and will be encouraged to try everything.
If your child wishes to have milk please visit the website www.coolmilk.com and register. Cool Milk will then add your child to the list, ready for the following week.
Dojo is a lovely way to share experiences from school and home. We would like to hear what you have been dong at home. Have you been to grandma’s house, a party, played a game or have been to the park? You can share photos and experiences on pupil story
I would again like to thank you in advance for all your support this year and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo or come in and see me.
Thank you for visiting our class page!
Mr M. Harding