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Welcome to Year 1

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)


DEAR takes place every day straight after lunch. The idea is everyone drops what they are doing and picks up a book and reads. This will last between 10-15 minutes and all you will hear is the turning of pages throughout the school while everyone enjoys their book including teachers!

Reading at Home

It is really important to read at home! Reading has the power to benefit your child in so many ways. It can improve your child's understanding and analysis of the world around them through questioning and exploration of a text and its pictures. Reading can help expand your child's imagination and inspire them to try ideas they may not have otherwise thought of. Crucially, the development of reading is very closely linked with their development in all other areas of learning, especially writing. 

Parents can support their child's reading development by regularly reading at home. Just 10 minutes every evening can make a huge difference. 

Thank you for your continued help and support on this matter. 



** Our PE days this term are Monday's and Wednesday's.  Please can you ensure that your child has a labelled PE kit which incorporates clothing for inside and outside lessons, thank you**

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