Sycamore Class (Year 1) 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Term 1

Welcome to year 1 in Sycamore class! I hope you are all feeling excited for our very first term.

I can’t wait to support you all in your transition into year 1 and welcome you into our new class. If you are new to Guston school we are delighted for you to become a part of our school community. Please see our newsletter below full of all the exciting things we will be learning over this next term and keep an eye on our website for photos of our learning throughout the term.

I am really looking forward to getting to know you all!

Miss Gower



This term our P.E days will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Please send your child into school in their P.E kit on these days.



We love reading in Sycamore class and would love for you to help support us in our reading journey! Each child will be sent home with a reading book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in their reading packet. This will be a book they will be able to read independently using their assessed phonics knowledge. We will change the books when they have been read so please remember to write in their reading record to ensure their books are changed. Each child will also choose a picture book they can share with an adult from our class library every day for you to read to them and encourage their joy of reading. Once they return that book they can then choose another. 


Water bottles and snacks

Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. We will send them home each day to be washed and refilled. Children will all be provided with fruit at snack time, however if you wish you can provide them with a healthy snack from home.


Home learning 

We will send home additional learning on Fridays to help children consolidate their learning. Please practice any of the new sounds sent home to help your child's reading develop. As always we appreciate your support!


If you ever have any queries please feel free to speak to me at the door, over the phone or drop me an email. I will be happy to help in any way I can. 


I look forward to getting to know all children and their families throughout the year.

Welcome to Year 1!




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Sycamore Class (Year 1): News items

Newsletter 8/9/23, by Mrs Surendorff

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