Welcome to Penguin Class!
Welcome to our class page. We are a wonderful Year 1 class and our teacher is Miss Nadin. Our amazing teaching assistants are Miss Gunnell, Mrs Ashton and Miss Austen who support us at different times during the week. Every other Tuesday, we are very lucky as we get taught by Mrs Robinson.
We hope you enjoy seeing all of the fantastic things that we do in Penguin Class.
Alongside our Class Page, we also share information and updates on Class Dojo. Please make sure you are connected on there so that you can see what we have been getting up to. Please feel free to send me a message on Class Dojo or via my school email which you will see below.
The School Day
We are currently using staggered start/end times to the day for each year group. Here is the pick up/drop off information for Year 1 children.
Morning drop off - 9:00am through the Main Green Gate.
End of day pick up - 3:10pm collect children from the playground near the KS1 building
We have outdoor PE every Monday afternoon and indoor PE every Friday afternoon. Please make sure PE kits come to school at the start of the term. We will keep these in school for the whole half term and send these home at the start of October half term for a wash! Please ensure that the children have something warm for outdoor PE especially as we approach the colder months.
Reading books are changed on a weekly basis when your child has reading time with an adult at school. If your child is reading regularly at home, I am very happy to change their colour banded book more often. The children will need to leave their reading book and reading diary in the designated book box (they know where!) when they arrive in the morning. This will give me enough time to change their book during the day.
Please could you write a little note in their diary asking for books to be changed so I know they have definitely finished these and please remind your child in a morning to hand their diary and book in, or send me a quick Dojo if they are likely to forget so I can remind them too!
In Year 1, the spellings are mainly linked to the high frequency and tricky words to aid them with their spelling during independent writing. At the beginning of every half term, children will be sent home with a booklet containing 30 different words, split into groups of 10 to practice each week. The booklet states which week each set of spellings relates to and which date the children will be tested. Spelling tests will generally always take place on a Wednesday.
Please find resourced below a copy of the spelling booklet for this half term, as well as a range of different ways to practice with your child. As a school, we highly recommend Spelling Shed which the weekly spelling lists will also be added onto. Please find your child's log in on the first page of their Reading Diary.
Friday 25th September - Olivia
Friday 2nd October - Charlotte
Friday 9th October - Millie
Friday 16th October - Isaac PS
Thursday 22nd October - Eva-Jade
Friday 13th November - Michael
Friday 20th November - Harvey
Friday 27th November - Maelynn
Friday 4th December - Edward
Friday 11th December - Nahla
Friday 18th December - Vinny