Children in St Matthew’s Class are taught by Miss Killackey. The teaching assistant in this class is Miss Livingstone.
St Matthew is located in the third classroom down the corridor on the left. Access to the infant playground is from the classroom playground door.
Miss Killackey will be available at the end of the school day for any concerns.
Children in St Joseph’s Class are taught by Mrs Sims. The teaching assistant in this class is Mrs Sweeney.
St Joseph is located in the fourth classroom down the corridor on the left. Access to the infant playground is from the classroom playground door.
Mrs Sims will be available at the end of the school day for any concerns.
Welcome – Year 1 is fun. This year you will grow into even more independent learners. We will expect you to be able to empty your book bag of the things you need for the day. You will be introduced to a more structured curriculum which will include writing more independently, learning even more about numbers and being introduced to new areas of the curriculum like Science.
I think you will particularly enjoy working and learning about the place we live, weather, healthy living and pirates.
We expect your writing, reading and maths work to develop as you grow and become more confident in your own learning.
Home Learning expectations
We would like you to read every night at home to an adult or a much older sibling, when you have read your book please ensure that the adult who has listened signs the book so you can get a new one. We will aim to change the books daily if they have been signed!!
Once we feel you are ready; spelling will be introduced when appropriate. They will be given to you on a Friday for you to learn over the weekend ready to be tested on a Tuesday. The spellings will either be phonic related or some of the high frequency words we think you should be spelling in your writing.
As with spellings we will introduce other homework when we feel you are ready for it. This maybe topic related or something for literacy or maths. Again you will receive this on a Friday ready to be completed over the weekend and given back on the Tuesday.
Your child will need:
Coat (with a hook so that it can be hung on the peg easily)
Reading book and reading record book
Sun hat and sun cream already applied during sunny weather
Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly named.