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Welcome to Aire Class!
(Year 1)



Teachers in our class are:

Miss Catterall, Teacher and Miss Knight, Teaching Assistant.

Our Day

Every morning we come into class, complete our morning task, which usually involves practising our maths skills, and then have ‘check in’. ‘Check in’ is a time where we come together and check how we are all feeling at the start of the day.

We then have Phonics followed by Guided Reading, English and Mathematics (except on Thursdays). When we are not learning in a group with the teacher, we learn through independent challenges.

After lunch we have Handwriting and Whole Class Reading followed by Topic Time. We ask questions about our topic and get to say what we would like to learn about. We love to end the day with a story.

On Thursdays we have our ‘carousel morning’ where we spend time with different teachers. Mr Jeff teaches us P.E., Mrs Sadullah teaches us Spanish and we have Restorative Circles with Miss Knight. Your child will have time to get changed into their P.E. kit when they arrive at school on this day and will change back into their uniform before lunch time.

On Friday afternoons we will have Forest Schools sessions so your child will need to bring weather suitable clothing to change into and wellington boots.


Each morning your child should bring their planner and reading books into the classroom and place them in the planner baskets. When your child has finished reading their book with you at home they can then change it for a new one at school. Asking your child questions about their book as you go along will help to develop their understanding and question answering skills. Please write a note in their planner to say they have read with you. It is also great for children to read the same book more than once to increase their familiarity with words and improve their fluency. Your child can also read anything at home, from books to magazines, the back of a cereal packet to a leaflet sent through the post! When your child has read at home 5 times they will get a special stamp in their planner and when they have 5 stamps they will be rewarded with a prize from Mrs Fletcher! We will check your child’s planner regularly to keep up to date with who has read at home and needs their stamps!

We are very grateful for any volunteer readers who would like to spend time reading with children from our class on an afternoon. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please speak to Miss Catterall.

Changing Books

During Guided Reading your child will have the opportunity to change their books once a week. If your child would like to change their books more frequently than this they can change them independently when they come into school on a morning after asking a teacher in our class.

Useful websites to help your child learn at home:




www.numbergym.co.uk  Username: Brotherton    Password: wf119hq





Children will continue with their Spanish learning, developing more confidence in speaking and listening skills, in particular greetings, colours and numbers as well as learning some more Spanish vocabulary.

If you have any questions please speak to Miss Catterall.

Thank you for your continued support.