Welcome to Porthpean Class!
We hope you are all looking forward to a fun and productive year where your children develop as happy and independent learners.
The children will start their day at 8.30am (when doors open - 8:45am) and end their day at 3:15pm (collection is from 3:15-3:30pm) so please ensure they are dropped off and collected at these times. Thank you for your support in this already.
In Year One there will be more structured whole class sessions than in Reception but we will still be learning through play and supporting the children's needs in this way.
Free fruit will still be given daily although you are welcome to send your child with their own healthy snack if you would prefer.
We are passionate about reading at Treverbyn. The children learn the important skills needed to read when they are in school, but becoming a reader takes a lot of practise. Please support your child's development as a reader by listening to them read at least 4 times a week. Please write in their reading diaries when they have read at home. The children will need to bring their reading books and diaries into school daily so their school reading can be recorded.
- We collect reading records in on a Friday where they are checked.
- 4x reads (on separate nights) results in a well-done ticket and a special reading certificate.
Children will bring home spellings each week from January and are encouraged to practice as much as possible at home. We will also be practicing spellings at school, looking explicitly at spelling rules.
Weekly spelling tests are on a Friday (starting after January).
In Year 1, we will be really focusing on letter formation ensuring that children start and end their letters in the correct place. Please support your child with this at home.
Our P.E day is Tuesday Please send your child to school in their school P.E kit on this day. You may want to also pack them a jumper to wear in the colder months. It is important that all P.E clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name, including trainers/plimsolls.
Please also ensure that water bottles, packed lunch boxes, coats and school uniform are also clearly labelled.
Who am I? What makes me special?
This term, Year One will be learning about their local area and where they live.
In Autumn term one we have drawn self-portraits, built houses for the Three Little pigs, written our own stories and tested lots of materials in our science lessons.
We have also gone on a walk around our local area.
In Autumn term two we will be baking bread, learning about where food comes from, discussing the creation story and writing our own poems!