Spring Bank Primary School

Year 1 Newsletter Autumn 1


Wednesday 6th September 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to Year 1! We hope that you had a wonderful break, the children have had a great start to the year and are settling in really well. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this year.



PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name!


Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign their reading record book. When your child needs a new book they should put their book bag in the box in the classroom when they come in at start of the day and it will be changed. We will remind the children about this system over the next few weeks.

In addition, we will hear the children read in group guided reading sessions at least once a week with books and questions matched to the abilities of each group.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.



In Year 1 and 2 the doors open at 8.55. In order to encourage the children to become more independent and to avoid congestion, we would ask that parents/carers do not come into the cloakroom unless you need to speak to a member of staff. Thank you.


End of the day

Please inform a member of Year 1 staff if your child is going home with someone other than yourself, for easier transition at the end of the day.



This half term our topic is Doctor, Doctor! We will be learning about ourselves and our 5 senses. We will also find out about Mary Seacole and why she is a person of interest from the past. At the end of the half term we will be designing and making our own fruit salads, yum!


Autumn Term 1

From now until Christmas we will have a trainee teacher in our class, Miss Best. Miss Best will be working with the children in small groups during this half term and will then progress to teaching whole class lessons.


If you have any questions please come and ask any of the Year 1 staff. We are looking forward to a fun year!


Yours Faithfully,


Caroline Mitchell

Mrs Bhogal

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