Year 1 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 1!
Firstly, I would like to introduce myself...My name is Miss McAlister and I am thrilled to be working with the fantastic Year 1 this year. I want to welcome you all to our class page where you will find information and updates about school and your child's learning.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to learn and grow in school. I appreciate that the change from EYFS to KS1 is daunting never mind having missed the last six months of school due to the current circumstances. I recognise that it is a confusing period for us all as we tackle the new norms of society. However, returning to school has helped to create a sense of normality which both the staff, children (and probably parents) needed.
If you can please ensure that your child's school uniform and kit is clearly labelled with their name. PE will take place for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday. Your child's PE kit can remain in school. If possible, at home, if you could encourage independence, particularly with changing (such as doing their own buttons/zips/shoes) this will help greatly. Also, children are responsible for all their own belongings so they must ensure to keep good care of them.
Unfortunately, at this present moment, school is not selling snack so if you could please try to bring a healthy snack in for your child to eat at break, alongside a water bottle.
Power maths and steps homework will be given out on a Wednesday and should be completed and returned by the following Monday. Homework quests are an ongoing piece of homework and are not due until December, but this should be a continuous development of work throughout the next few months.
Your children will be taken out of class to do one to one reading , alongside reading that we complete in our power steps lessons. If you could read with your child at home as much as possible to embed a passion for reading which is crucial at this developing stage.
Star of the week
Each week, I will select two children from class that I believe have showed great effort in their learning and has been displaying our school values. Certificates will be awarded each Friday to those children.
Our first topic of this half term is History and we will be exploring changes that have happened over time within technology, transport and our local area.
I am extremely excited for the year ahead and to continue to get to know and work with the children. If you have any comments or concerns, feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day or email me directly on CourtneyMcAlister@palacefieldsschool.co.uk.
Many thanks and keep safe,