Year 1 & 2 (Potter) 2022 - 2023
Welcome to the Potter class page! Here you will find important information about our class.
Miss Burke and Mrs Earlam are the teachers in Potter Class. Mrs Sheen is our teaching assistant. Mrs Elson will also be covering PPA on Wednesday afternoons from 1:45-3:15.
The children will have daily reading lessons, along with their daily phonics sessions, to develop their decoding and fluency skills as they become reader. This will mean that your child will not bring home a reading book to practice reading to you, until they have finished the relevant learning in school (this usually takes around 3-5 days). They will, however, be bringing home a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book to share with you. We now have a wide range of non-fiction, poetry, picture and chapter books for the children to select from. These quality texts are to foster a love of reading and the children are encouraged to select from a range of titles to help develop their vocabulary and comprehension. These books are not for the children to read independently, as they could be beyond their reading capabilities at present. These are for you to read together and to enjoy. Once the children are ready to bring home their Read Write Inc book, they should be able to read the book confidently to you: accurately, fluently and with expression. They will also bring home a ‘Bookbag Book’, which is an unfamiliar book, but very similar to the Read Write Inc book they have been reading in class. This gives the children an opportunity to practice what they have learnt in a different context. Going forward, the children will change the Read Write Inc books and Bookbag books with their teacher during a reading lesson. They will be given a set day to change their ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book, and this will be written on the inside of their reading diary.
All reading, whether shared or phonics (Read, Write Inc) should be recorded in your child’s reading diary.
Potter class PE sessions are on Friday afternoons. Children should come to school wearing their PE kits.
Jewellery should not be worn in school. This is especially important for PE.
Please ensure that if your child has long hair it is tied back for PE.
In Potter class, the children have access to fruit at snack time. Alternatively, they can bring a healthy snack from home. As we have children with nut allergies in school, please ensure that snacks from home are nut free.
Children will continue to have access to water throughout the day.
Children are allowed to bring water bottles into school. These can be kept in the crate by the sink so that they are easily accessible throughout the day. Please ensure that water bottles are named, and are taken home each day for washing.
Helping at School
If you would like to help out at school please contact the front office for further information.
If you have any questions or queries at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch,
Miss Burke, Mrs Earlam and Mrs Sheen
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