Year 1 - Sapphire

Super Starter – Sharing the 1666 style houses constructed over half term

Marvellous Middle – World book day- 7th March

Fabulous Finish – Easter service at St James’ Church- 4th April-11:00am


Dear Parents/Carers



Welcome back to Term 4! I hope you had a wonderful half term! Please take the time to read this letter as it will let you know any key information coming up during the school term. This term our topic is called ‘The Great Fire of London!’ Throughout this topic the children will learn about the history of this event and will have an engaging role-play are of a fire station to explore. (Please see attached topic web). If you have books or artefacts related to our topic, we would love to hear from you.


Reading in Year 1

Please ensure your child is practising reading their high frequency words at the front of their Monkey reading record books. It is important your child can read these without any hesitation so that they can spend longer on the trickier spelling patterns in words.


Homelearning in Year 1







Reading and words to learn

Reading and words to learn

Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Words to learn (due in the following Wednesday)and Maths (due in the following Monday)


General information

  • Forest school will continue with Mrs Lander on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure Forest school clothes are named and arrive in school ready for Thursday, also in a named bag. If you find you have any items of clothing missing then please take a look in the Lost property bin outside Diamond classroom. A whole box from our classroom was taken down there on the last day of term with unnamed items.
  • This term the children will be baking bread on either a Monday or Tuesday afternoon. This will continue throughout the term. Please could we ask for a 50p voluntary contribution for the ingredients. This can be sent into the office or class.
  • Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots.
  • Your child will be provided with a fruit/vegetable morning snack so there is no need to send your child in with one. If you wish to provide your child with an alternative healthy snack then this is also fine.
  • On Friday afternoons the children will continue to have ‘Good to be Green' time. This is when the children can celebrate their positive choices by staying ‘Green’ all week. Children are allowed to bring in a reasonably sized toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the plastic box underneath the interactive board. Your child may have GTBG time indoors or outdoors weather permitting so please allow your child to bring in a toy that could be used in either environments.
  • Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE-indoor. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named. PE will continue to be on a Monday and will begin the first week back at school.
  • Star of the week- On a Friday, if your child is chosen to be Star of the week then they will bring home our class Piper bear for the weekend. Please support your child in recording what they get up to with Piper bear in the accompanying book. Your child may draw a picture or have a go at writing a caption. You may also provide a photo if you are able to.
  • Values ambassador- If your child receives the Values ambassador badge on a Friday then they will keep this badge for 1 week. They will then support the class teacher in choosing someone for the following week who has shown or demonstrated our school values throughout the week.
  • Golden table- if your child receives an invitation to the Golden table for the following Friday and chooses a parent or relative to accompany them then please make sure they bring a packed lunch with them and wait in the entrance hall from 11:50am to be collected by the child.


Many thanks for your support! I hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see me.


Yours Sincerely

Miss Catlin