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Year 1 - France

France Class

France Class 1

Class Teacher - Mrs Riddell

Class Teacher - Mrs Riddell 1


Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to France Class. We hope that you have had a wonderful year with us - we have some exciting learning opportunities planned!


Phonics at Year 1

In June, the phonics screening check will be taken individually by all Year 1 pupils. There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned throughout Foundation Stage and Year 1.  


You may be aware that we are now teaching phonics through the Ruth Miskin programme Read Write Inc. (RWI). A letter went home with your children inviting you to attend one of two workshops here at school, on the 28th January. If you have any concerns in the meantime, please come and speak to us or alternatively follow this link to the Oxford Owl web page where there is lots of information to support phonics at home with your child.


Reading Diaries

Thank you for continuing to embrace the Reading Diaries. Please continue to read with your child/ren as often and as many times as you can throughout the week and record what has been read, how well and any discussion that has taken place. Every Monday I will look through the Diaries and award a house point for everyday the child has read. The house points will be collected and then these will earn rewards.


Knowledge Organisers

Thank you for your continued support with the Knowledge Organisers. It is a work in progress and I am seeing some amazing work that is being done at home with the children, additional work too that is not required, so thank you. This has been reflected in class as the term has gone on and the children's ability to recall facts, spellings and additional information linked to what we are doing in class, so thank you for all your support!!! Every Friday we look at our Knowledge Organisers and I share the good practise with the class for ideas and support for their own independent learning.


Term three's knowledge organiser has now gone out, so please look out for it in the Knowledge Organiser Book, our new topic 'To Infinity and Beyond' is based on Space and the solar system. We will be learning about significant historical events, astronauts and the solar system.


PE will take place twice a week and one of these sessions will be outdoors. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day which includes trainers for outside PE.

Our PE Days are Wednesday (indoors) and Thursdays (outdoors)

PE Houses

Lydiard Park - Yellow

Barbary Castle - Red

Coate Water - Blue

Shaw Forest - Green

Key Dates:

Monday 6th January: Term 3 begins

Wednesday 22nd January: Space Dome

Tuesday 28th January: RWI Workshops x2 Sessions

Wednesday 31st January: Modern Foreign 

Tuesday 11th February: Parent Teacher Consultations (15:30 - 18:00)

Thursday 13th February: Parent Teacher Consultations (17:00 - 19:30)

Friday 14th February: End of Term 3 (15:10)

Monday 24th February: Term 4 begins


 (Please Note: We do our best to arrange these activities, but please be aware that they are intended activities and are subject to change)


Please do come and see me should you have any concerns. We want you and your child/ren to be happy at East Wichel.


With many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Riddell