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We wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. See you on Wednesday 5th January 2022

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 three our topic is “What makes an animal?” This is a fantastic topic and one I am sure you will hear more about in the coming weeks. For more information on our curriculum please see the curriculum web on the Year 1 class page.


Classroom Staff

In addition to myself, Mrs Tamlin will be working with Year 1. My PPA time will take place on Monday afternoons, during which time the children will have Forest School with Mr Evans and Mr Smart.


Forest School

As state above the children will be doing forest school every Monday 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 Tapesty 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 continue with extra ventilation, the children are allowed to wear an extra jumper/ layer to school which does not need to be their school uniform.  



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



Starting from week 2 I will be sending home Maths, phonics and reading activities for the children to complete. These will alternate each week, starting with Maths next week.

To help support your child at home you can practice number bonds to 5 and 10, write sentences that include a capital letter, finger spaces, letters formed correctly and a full stop; reading daily and working on common exception and spelling words.


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.


A reminder that our day starts at 8:55 and collection time is 3:05pm.


Once again thank you for your continued support, I am already extremely proud of the children and cannot wait to see what the year brings. Again, if you need to contact me or ask me anything then please do so.


Thank you,


Miss Ormsby