Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 1 – Willow & Elm

STAFF

Our Year 1 teachers are:

Elm Class – Ms Baker

Willow Class – Mrs Wallace

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Meakin and Miss Corkett – Beirne

Timetable

Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

Monday – Reading books changed, PE (please make sure PE kits are clearly named)

Wednesday – Outdoor Learning (Mrs Meakin), RE  (Mrs Adcock) , PE

Friday – ICT, Provision Time, PE (please make sure PE kits are clearly named)

Home Learning

Remote Learning in the Event of a Bubble Closure

In the event of a class/bubble closure, we will provide your child with a remote home learning package for the duration of the bubble closure.  This will contain a mixture of  online and offline activities.  Details of this will be sent to you via Schoolcomms.  A  copy of it, along with the lesson materials your child needs, will be uploaded into Google Classroom for your child to access using their usual Google Classroom login details.

Homework

The year 1 weekly letter covers the homework for the week.  Tasks may also be set on Google Classroom. Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible, ideally at least three times a week. Reading books are changed on a Monday.  Please ensure children bring their book bags in on this day and that their reading records are signed.

Big talk: Children are given a topic to discuss at home once a week and are expected to come to school with a sentence to share.

Learning Overview

For information on school milk please click here.

For information about our learning over the year please see our Year 1 Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year please click here.

For information on reading over the year please click here.

For information on maths over the year please click here.

Announcements

Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Nov
21
Sat
2020
Open Morning for Prospective Parents
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Subject to updated advice from central government and the local authority, we are hoping to host an Open Morning on Saturday 21st November for Reception 2021 intake parents who are new to the school. This will be by appointment only. Please click on the link ‘Open Morning 2020’ on our menu bar for more information and to express an interest in attending the Open Morning.