Welcome back to Our Lady of Lourdes School!
Mrs Kyriacou, Mrs O'Donnell and Mrs Murphy would like to give you a warm welcome to Year 1.
We hope you've had a restful summer break and we look forward to working with you all this year.
We have lots of exciting topics to cover this half term, including:
*The Animal Kingdom
* Drawing Techniques
We will start the term with continuous provision to allow the children to transition smoothly into Year 1. We will gradually introduce a more formal school day as we move through the half term.
Here are some other websites that we use in class.
The Year 1 Team
Class Teachers - Mrs Kyriacou (M, Tu, W) & Mrs O'Donnell (W, Thu, F)
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Murphy
Homework is set on a Friday via Teams and it is due back the following Wednesday.
Additional reading at home
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 them within real and pseudo ('alien') words. High quality phonics videos and games are accessible through our Espresso Subscription. www.discoveryeducation.co.uk
Computing - Beebot - Practise moving a programmable toy