Howe Park School

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Welcome to Year 1

Summer 2018

Meet our team:

Robin Class

Miss Massingham

Mrs Jethra


Squirrel Class

Miss Fox

Mrs Jay


Dormouse Class

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Appleyard

Mrs Hankins



Support Staff:

Mrs Zasada

Mrs Heathcote

Mrs Kerr

Mr Norfolk

Mrs Allen

Mrs Gibbs

Mrs Arthur


 Year 1 notices




This week the children will be learning number and place value.  The children will be looking at numbers 1-100 and how to represent these numbers using 10s and 1s.

Well done to those of you who have completed the MyMaths.


This week will be a Read Write Inc. week.  The children will be in their new differentiated groups to practise their blending, fluency and comprehension skills. 

As you may know, the Phonics Screening test is fast approaching, so please practise reading with your child as often as you can.  Children should spot the special friends in words, then sound out the word and then blend it together.  Special friends are two or more letters that make up one sound e.g. ea, tion, igh, a-e.


This week we will be carrying on with our topic 'Game, Set, Match'.  We will be looking at what the body needs in order to be healthy, parts of the human body and looking at what jobs our senses do.


Can we please remind you that at least one of our PE lessons will be outside every week. Therefore could we please request that you make sure your child has suitable PE clothing for both indoor and outdoor use in their bags. It is essential that PE kits stay at school throughout the week and are not taken home after a PE day. All classes PE days are Monday and Wednesday. 


Library Books 

Please can we remind you that school library books should be brought back to school each week, even if your child wishes to keep them. This is so that they can be re-scanned out. Having the opportunity to go down to the library is an exciting opportunity for children and helps to promote the love of reading. 


Many Thanks


The Year 1 team.


Reading will be the basis of our homework over the year, although as the year progresses we will look at introducing spelling. We will also provide a list of possible activities related to our topic that you may wish to complete.

Snacks: The school provides snack every day so the children will not need to supply snacks from home.

Water bottles: Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. Children should have water in their bottles rather than juice or squash.