Welcome back to school, everyone. We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer.
My name is Mrs Karen Scott and I will be teaching Year 1. I am very much looking forward to my first term at Great Kimble and to meeting you all.
Mrs Karen Brooker and Mrs Liz Jeffries will be working with me this academic year. Mrs Brooker will be supporting on a Monday – Thursday and Mrs Jeffries will be working in Year 1 on a Tuesday and Friday.
I will be adding more information to this page shortly, in the meantime, please see below for some general information:
At Great Kimble School, we are always looking for ways to improve our teaching and learning. As a staff team, we are focusing on asking more open-ended questions that don’t ‘lead’ the children or always elicit a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. We would love you to try and support your child at home in this too! Below are some questions that could help:
‘How did you get to that answer?’
‘Can you give me an example?’
‘Can you explain that to me?’
‘Can you draw it/write it for me?’
‘Is there another way you could do that?’
‘What have you found out?’
‘Can you tell me two things that you know already about….?’
‘What else would you like to know about…?’
In addition to Phase 5 Phonics, children in Year One have a list of common exception words that they are required to know how to read and spell by the end of the academic year. Please try to support your child at home with learning these. Thank you.
Common Exception words:
the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, put, push, pull, full, be, he, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, come, some, here, there, where, love, one, once, ask, friend, school, house and our.
Our school day starts at 8.50am. Please ensure that your child is in the classroom by this time for registration. children arriving after this time will be marked in the register as late.
Please try to hear your child read every day. This is a really important process as it ensures they are reading the words correctly and have understood the context of what is being read. In addition, it would help enormously if you could ask them questions about the meaning of what they have just read, to check their understanding of particular words or phrases.
Spellings: your child will have a spelling test every Friday: please help your child to learn their spellings over the course of the week using the Read, Write, Cover sheet.