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Welcome To Year 1

A very big welcome from Miss Mascarenhas.

I hope you had a lovely time over the summer and are ready to start your child’s journey in Year 1! My name is Miss Mascarenhas (feel free to call me Miss M) and I am looking forward to working together so that the children have a very exciting and productive year.  I am sure the children will enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning in Year 1 has to offer.

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One.  The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.

Home learning will focus on weekly reading and spelling with a maths booklet covering core skills for the term. Your child will be given a reading book once or twice a week, they will have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and please encourage your child to read other books at home or from your local library. They will need to keep their home link diaries in their book bag every day but will be collected by the teacher on a Thursday and returned the next day. Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday.


Miss M

Whitehouse Primary School is part of Inspiring Futures through Learning, a company Limited by Guarantee and registered to Two Mile Ash School, The High Street, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes MK8 8LH. The company number is 07698904 and is registered in England.