Year 1 Squirrels 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 1 Squirrels!
My name is Mrs Drake and I am the Year 1 class teacher.
A little bit about me
Name: Mrs Drake
Year group: 1
Favourite subjects: Maths and Art
Favourite book: Alice in Wonderland
Children: Jamie aged 11 and Emme aged 8
Hobbies: I love cooking, reading and roller blading
Favourite food: Chinese food and chocolate (not at the same time!)
Our classroom Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bertrand and Mrs Relph.
Important Messages for Parents and Carers
The children will have PE twice a week, once with the class teacher and once with the coaches. The children will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The children should come to school wearing their PE kit and they will stay in their kit all day. PE kit must be a white t-shirt. black shorts and pumps/trainers.
Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please remember to sign reading records and bring them in with reading books on these days.
Please can parents/carers make sure they are wearing a mask to drop off/pick up their child. The class teacher will also be wearing a mask at the classroom door.
Year 1 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of spellings children in Year 1 should be able to read and write by the end of Year 1. Please practise these where possible.
Contact & Class Dojo
At Abingdon Primary School we use a commucation & rewards app called Class Dojo. This provides the children with an opportunity to earn points based on skills and values created in class and also links in with the schools core values of resilience, respect and responsibility. We use Class Dojos to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
Below is a list of websites you may find useful to assist with your child's learning at home.
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Topmarks maths games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Scratch (coding): https://scratch.mit.edu/
Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
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