St Patrick’s Class
Welcome to St Patrick's Class
Mrs Hutchings and Mrs Jarvis are the job share for St Patrick’s class. Mrs Hutchings will teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs. Jarvis will teach Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.
On a Wednesday it will be half the day Mrs. Hutchings (as we have our Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) during this time the children will have Mrs. Griffin for PE and Computing,
In term 1 the children will also have PE on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
Please make sure your child comes into school in their PE kit on a Monday and Friday in term 1.
Reading and Spelling
We use Little Wandle as our early reading scheme in school. The children will share this book in class with their peers on a Monday and again on a Friday. After the Friday session they will bring it home to share with you. By the time the book gets home with you the aim is that the children are reading it fluently and confidently.
Some children in year 2 will have worked past the Little Wandle scheme, so will bring a banded book home on a Monday and a Friday, which will not have been shared with an adult at school. They will read every Monday and Friday, but this book may not be sent home with them.
In addition to our reading scheme books, the children will bring home a library book each week, which can be fiction or non-fiction. The idea of this book is for the children to enjoy reading with pleasure a book they have chosen. Please be aware these books are not phonetically decodable so will need your help to share the book with them.
Please make sure your child has their library book in school with them on a Friday, as they can only change for a new book if they return the previous one.
Reading at home is not only essential in a child’s development, but also a wonderful opportunity for your child to share their book with you. Your child would benefit from reading at home for ten minutes every day; however we realise that with hectic lives that is not always possible! Please aim to read with your child at least five times a week, it would be of great benefit to them. Also opportunities for children to be read to enhance their learning of stories and story language.
It is important that each child remembers their reading folder every day as they will have opportunities for quiet reading during school time. Your child will be heard to read in a guided reading session every week this will not be recorded in their yellow reading record book. Please make sure the children have a book bag not a back pack.
Phonics and spelling will be taught in year group’s every day, which will support their reading, spelling and grammar development.
Spellings will be sent home weekly, every Friday, following the learning which has taken place in the Little Wandle sessions for year 1 or for year 2, these will be based on the statutory word list. These spellings will not be tested in school, but will be a focus for discussion and teaching throughout that week. We have limited the spellings to five, so the children can really practice them and begin to spell them correctly in their writing.
The curriculum will be studied through topics, which both infant classes will be following together. Term 1 and 2 topic is, ‘All about me and other animals!" Please see the topic web for more information.
Please send your child with a named water bottle everyday as it’s important children have regular drinks.
Our Partnership with You
If there are ever any problems, questions or worries, however small they may seem, please feel free to email the school office to make an appointment to see one of us or try to catch us around at the end of the day.
It is important to us that your children feel safe and secure at school and dealing with any worries straight away will help to create a productive and creative environment, where your child feels able to take risks in their learning. We know how important it can be to the children and sorting the little problems out quickly, makes it less likely that they will develop into ‘big’ ones later on.
If you need anything at all or just want to check in with us, please email the office at email@example.com