Welcome back to a new school year at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School. We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and we look forward to working with you throughout the term ahead.
We would like to introduce our Year 1 team:
Class Teachers - Mrs Kyriacou (M, Tu, W) and Mrs McLachlan (Th, F)
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Murphy
We are very much looking forward to working with you to support the learning of your children. If you have any questions throughout the course of the term, please do not hesitate to come and see us.
Dates for your Diary
Phonics Meeting - Wednesday 20th November @ 9.15 am
Homework - Homework is given out on Fridays and is due back the following Wednesday ( unless stated otherwise).
Reading Books - Pupils will receive two reading books each week. Please sign your child's reading record each time you hear your child read a book. A list of 'high frequency words' are in your child's reading record and we will highlight some for your child to learn to read from memory. Please ensure you practise these daily, so that they recognise them on sight. They will be tested each week and, if they recognise the words well, more will be allocated.
Additional reading books are allocated on Bug Club.
It is important that pupils are using a range of reading skills: recognising key common words; using phonics to sound out; recognising similar rhyming words; using picture clues along with initial letter cues. Pupils should be able to talk about the story showing good understanding. Discuss the characters, setting and events with your child. Ask children to: link the story to events of their own life; predict what might happen next based on events that have already happened; link the title to events; and think of a different ending for the story, for example.
Visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and sign up for free to access lots of online Oxford Reading Tree books. This will be a great resource for extra books at home.
Phonics - It is important that you help your child to keep practising their recognition of phonemes. This should be done as isolated sounds, but also by recognising within real and pseudo 'alien' words to blend and read these.
Computing - Beebot - Practise moving a programmable toy