This section of our class page will provide you with general information relating to our class. Please read carefully and feel free to phone school to discuss this further if needed.
Over this year I will use ClassDojo to communicate with parents, share current learning and photographs of work completed. In the first week you will be provided with a Class Dojo log in to connect you with your child's current class. Please let me know if you have any trouble using this app or have not received the appropriate log in.
Over the year your child will receive a range of home learning challenges.
First and foremost reading with your child is key. We value support for reading as our main home learning focus. Therefore we ask that you read with your child 3 times a week. Your child will be provided with a phonetically decodable book either in a physical form or through our 'Bug club online book bag'. Bug club logins will be resent to you within the first two weeks of school. This can be accessed through tablets, ipad's, computers or phones. They will also receive a coloured book band reading book which they may find slightly more difficult to read as these are not always fully decodable books. Therefore this gives children the opportunity to practise other reading strategies alongside phonics.
Your child will also receive a 'phonics pack' with sounds and tricky words which they have learnt over the year in phonics. This will be added to weekly. More information on this will be shared over the first two weeks. Their phonics home learning challenge will either be words to learn linked to the phonics sounds they have learnt that week or a phonics task again linked to the phonics they have learnt that week.
Once the children are settled into their new school routines an open ended homework challenge for children to complete will be provided, based on their learning from the week. Home learning books are given out on a Friday and returned the following week on by Wednesday. We look forward to seeing the work you do at home.
PE days for the Autumn term are:
Outdoor PE: Tuesday afternoon
Please ensure children have the appropriate PE kit to participate in PE lessons - it would be useful for children to have their PE kit available in school throughout the week not just on PE days. Children who do not have a PE kit on their PE day will be given an active task to complete to ensure they do not miss their entitlement to physical activity. Please can you ensure your child has shorts, red or white t-shirt and pumps or trainers. Please note that jewellery should not be worn for P.E. lessons. Children with earrings need to have these removed on PE days.
At Treeton C of E Primary we see reading as a priority as it is a vital skill for life. Once children have mastered the basics of decoding words it is important that they continue to read regularly both in school and at home to build up fluency and confidence. They also need to develop a deeper understanding of the texts they read by asking and answering questions.
We read with your child on many occasions each week in school. Each week your child will ideally read twice, usually in the form of a guided reading group with their class teacher and individually with a teaching assistant. There will be many other opportunities for reading through their Literacy lessons and daily phonic sessions.
As previously mentioned reading is still the main focus for homework and we ask that you make time to read with your child three times a week. We check reading diaries each week and award stickers for reading 3 times at home.
If you have any questions about how we teach reading or what you can do at home to support your child's reading please feel free to ask. Thank you to everyone who has supported us with the reading initiative so far. Rewards will be announced at the end of term.
Children in Year 1 will take part in the national phonic screen in June. The school have always achieved above national average results on this due to phonics being embedded in everything we teach. More information on this will follow later in the term.
Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS