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Message from Mrs Kingston We have noticed increasing levels of playground chat about the game Fortnite— Battle Royale which is a PEGI 12+ gun battle game which requires players to work as a team. The main risks to children are interacting with strangers and also making costly in-app purchases. If your child is talking about Fortnite, please follow this link to find out more about it. https:// fortnite-battle-royal-parents-guide-keepkids-safe-gaming/

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Teacher - Miss Ormsby
LSA - Miss Tamlin

Dear Parents and Carers,


It has been wonderful to see your children back in school and ready to learn. I am extremely proud of their ability to adapt and how well they have settled in. I have seen a great love of learning, excellent behaviour and enthusiasm already this term.


In term two our topic is “Where do the birds go?” This is a fantastic topic and one I am sure you will hear more about in the coming weeks. We will be using this topic to cover Geography and Science. For more information on our curriculum please see the curriculum web on the Year 1 class page.



As we are looking at the continents and oceans, I would really like to know about the places the children have family. If you have any pictures, items or artefacts from these countries then please send me a message on Tapestry or if possible, bring them into school and we can do a show and tell about our family and their countries.


Forest School

As state above the children will be doing forest school every Wednesday for the remainder of the term. Please ensure your child has a coat, waterproofs (if possible) and wellies. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and one we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer. To ensure the children get the most out of the experience they must be in the correct clothing.



If you would like to speak to me during the term, then please do so via the Tapestry or you can book an appointment to speak to me in person. I will respond as quickly as possible.



Please ensure your child is wearing full school uniform on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and that each item is clearly labelled. As we approach winter it is vital that all children have a coat, hat, gloves and scarf. We are also still ventilating classrooms so jumpers are a must.



PE sessions have changed this term and will now take place on Thursday and Friday afternoons. In line with school policy, the children are expected to come to school on Thursday and Friday wearing their PE kits. Their kit should consist of: a white polo, black joggers and black daps.



This term Year 1 will be having weekly spellings and some phonics activities to complete at home. To further support your children at home with phonics is a fantastic site to help children. We are currently working on Phases 2 and 3.


Attendance and Punctuality

Thank you for supporting us in ensuring that your child is in school and on time. Where possible it is important that children attend school regularly and punctually for the start of the school day.


Once again thank you for your continued support, I am already extremely proud of the children and cannot wait to see what the term brings, it is my favourite term leading up to Christmas! Again, if you need to contact me or ask me anything then please do so.


Thank you,

Miss Ormsby