Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary

"Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Reception and Year 1


Welcome to the Reception and Year 1 class page. Mrs Allsopp Jones is the class teacher assisted by Miss Hill


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Any Year One parents who still would like their child to carry on receiving milk at snack time, the cost will be just £1.20 per week for a carton of fresh, semi-skimmed milk. Please see Mrs Griffiths for further details.


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 Please could you make sure that your children's PE kit (including daps) is in school all week. The class have PE lessons every Monday with myself and every Thursday with the sports coach.


 Reception children:

Please continue to help your child to learn to read their tricky words. Your support continues to be a big help as it really does make a difference! There is not a set day within which these words are tested each week as it can depend on support in the classroom and working around the curriculum but the majority of words are tested on a Thursday. The children are moved onto the next set when they are ready and have shown that they can recognise and use these tricky words with confidence.

Please continue to share books with your children. Encourage them to talk about what they see and what they think will happen next as this will show an understanding of the story and start them thinking about sequence of events.

All Reception children have a year 6 buddy reader who reads with every week. They are wonderful role models for the children and really encourage talk about the books they are looking at.

Year 1 children:

Please could you make sure that all reading books are in school on a Wednesday as all children in year 1 are heard read by a parent helper on this day. In addition if they wish their books to be changed they must be placed in the changing tray.  

Spellings are given out for year 1s to learn on a Thursday and they are tested weekly the following Thursday. The results of these spelling tests are placed in their spelling books which then come home to you with the next spellings to learn so you can see how your child has got on. The children do need to get 3 out of 4 correct before more spellings are added and in addition must show that they can use these spellings in all aspects of their written work. These words need to be embedded and consolidated.



Please could you make sure your child's reading book and reading record is in school every day as we aim to listen to all children read every week. If the book does not need changing please leave it in their book bag.  



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