Pixie Class Newsletter
Dear Pixie families,
We are aiming to make the transition from reception to year one as smooth as possible. Play will still be a very important part of the Pixie’s learning however we will be slowly moving into a more formal learning environment which reflects the national curriculum as the year goes on.
Reading in year one is more important than ever. Children are encouraged to read daily to prepare for the phonics screening check in June (more information will be given out closer to the time).
Children will be given a book to read at home along with a reading diary for you to fill in and return to school. When children can read the book easily then it will be swapped for another. Each week one child who has done fantastic reading will be the book worm of the week and can choose a prize!
I will check the reading diaries each Friday and if your Pixie has read more than 3 times that week (incl weekend) they will get a star on the reading chart. Any child with 4 or more stars when the half term has ended will win a book!
Now that your children are Pixies they will be using the behaviour system that is used all the way up to year 6. Each day the children all start on “Ready to Learn” and can move up the ladder for good behaviour and good work. However, they can also move down the ladder and face consequences of any wrong choices they may make. Children can move up and down throughout the day. At the end of the day, children will either lose or gain Dojo points or choose a prize (depending on where they are on the ladder).
Star of the day chair:
Each day a child will be chosen to sit in the newly revamped star of the day chair! Children can earn this reward by behaving well, doing good work, being a good friend and/or following the school rules. They will assist in special jobs all day, such as taking the register to the office with a friend of their choice and standing at the front of the line.
When the whole class are behaving well and following the school rules they can earn a pixie star to go in the class jar. Once the pixies have earned 10 pixie dusts they can have a treat of their choice (film and popcorn, playing games, ice lollies etc).
Dates to remember
4th – Families are invited to come to school in the afternoon for a whole school arts event in the hall.
5th – Families of Pixie and Unicorn class are invited to school in the afternoon to make lighthouses.
6th – Macmillan coffee afternoon, any donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated!
20th – Families are invited to come to school for a fish and chips lunch, more information to follow. This is also the last day of the half term.
Finally, if you are interested in becoming a parent helper (listening to the children read or help with spellings) please let me know as soon as possible!
If you have any queries, concerns or questions, please come and see me, either briefly before school starts or come and see me after school, my door is always open.