Dear Parents and Children,
This is just a quick letter to introduce myself and let you know about routines for Year 1.
I am Mr Simon Lloyd-Jones and I will be supported in class by Mrs O’Sullivan (Mondays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Harris (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). Mrs Hill will also continue to support in the mornings.
In the morning the children will come in through the main door and put their lunch bags and boxes on the white shelves and their fruit in the baskets. Please can fruit boxes be labelled just to make it easier for the children to remember which belongs to them and speed up sending things home at the end of the day. Milk continues to be available to the children at morning break time and water is available throughout the day from the dispenser. The children can also bring their own labelled water bottles into school which can be stored in the classroom.
Our PE day is a Thursday. We will be asking the children to change for PE so please can their kit (shorts or joggers, t-shirt with no buttons or vest) be in a labelled bag to ensure the correct clothes go home at the end of these sessions.
Homework is not compulsory in the Foundation Phase but there will be opportunities for pupils to reinforce their learning at home throughout the term. Your child will also be taking home a reading book today and this can be changed as often as they wish. Please complete the ‘Reading Journey’ so I can keep a record of the books your child has read. Please note that books will not be changed unless there is a comment in their books.
I will be using Class Dojo to communicate with parents and to award points to the children. This is also the easiest way to get hold of me about class matters. You can also email me on firstname.lastname@example.org but if there is an urgent message it’s best to use Class dojo or have a quick word/send in a note when your child comes to school in the morning. Please do not use Class Dojo to say if your child is not going to be in school as this will need to be communicated to the school office.
If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day.
Mr Simon Lloyd-Jones
Deputy Head and Year 1 Class Teacher