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Dear Pixie families,


Welcome back to a new school year! I hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are excited to start the first term back. Your little Gnomes are now fully fledged Pixies and I am looking forward to getting to know them better over the next few weeks.


This year myself and the Pixies are lucky to have Mrs Sharpe spend all day with us and Mrs Lester helping us each morning throughout the week. I know we’re going to have a fantastic first half term and our exciting topic is “Splish! Splash! Splosh!”. We will be learning about the seaside, holidays from the past, lighthouses, oceans and too many more to list!


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!



Behaviour ladder:
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.


Pixie stars:
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).

General Reminders


  • Please label everything! So many cardigans and jumpers end up in lost property each year because the children’s clothes are not labelled, it must cost a fortune to replace! If you do not have permanent markers, come and see me because I have plenty!
  • PE is on Tuesday afternoons and every other Monday morning. Children will need their indoor and outdoor PE kit in school.
  • Children can bring in their own water bottle from home (please label this clearly). If a child forgets their bottle or doesn’t have one, they will be given a plastic cup to keep in their tray to use.
  • A polite reminder to stand at the fence (on the top playground) when collecting your child from school, this is for the safety of all children in Pixie and Gnome class. smiley

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.

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