Year Foundation and Y1 Tavy
We use Tapestry as our Online Learning Journal to share your child's important milestones with you. Please see the documents below for more information about Tapestry and a consent form. Once we have your permission, we will create an account for you and your child. Please let us know if you need to add more adults to your child's account. At the end of the year we will provide you with a PDF of your child's Learning Journal for you to print out and keep.
We also have a little instagram account to share the children's adventures and to keep in touch with like-minded educators.
This year we have updated our reading books in order to support your child’s learning in phonics. Early reading books will be linked to your child’s phonics phase; phase 2,3,4 or 5. This will need to be read more than once over the week. Repetition is an important tool which allows children to process and internalise sound and letter correspondences and to give them the opportunity to experience being a successful reader. Your child will bring home three books a week; a Guided Reading book which will have been read with the teacher, an Independent Reading book which they have chosen themselves from their phonics phase and a Shared Read which your child will select from the school library because they would like to share it with you!
We would appreciate your positive approach to revisiting these books throughout your week and for finding time to share the Shared Read together.
Book yourself a Mystery Reader slot. Once a week at 3 o’clock we would like to surprise the children with a visit from a familiar adult to read them your favourite story or to talk about your job or something special you have experienced or achieved. This isn’t restricted to parents; grandparents, older siblings, aunties and uncles can all be roped in too. We ask for your support in keeping the identity of the mystery reader a surprise, even from your own child! A sign up sheet will be in the office so that you can pick a date which will work for you. If you think you will need more time with the children please let us know.