Breakfast morning: ‘sports for all’ week

During ‘sports for all’ week we are planning to have a healthy breakfast in the year one classes on Tuesday 26 June.

We will provide the children with some porridge (children with milk allergies will have soya milk/alternative).

Could you please send in some fruit already cut up or a large carton of pure fruit juice. The fruit will be shared out with the children.

This will be a ‘model healthy breakfast’ so please ensure your child has eaten before coming to school. There will be a signing up sheet for you to indicate your contribution on the doors of the year one classes. Thank you.

Year One Team

Planetarium workshops

[Letter from Year One Team]

Dear parents/carers

As part of our space topic we have arranged for the school to be visited by a ‘pop up planetarium’ on Tuesday 23 January. This is a wonderful way for the children to learn some new things about space and the planets in our solar system. Each Year One class will have their own show lasting about 45 minutes and we expect the to gain a great deal of knowledge from this experience.

We are requesting a voluntary contribution of £4.50 per child towards this event. Money will need to be sent in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class written clearly on the front. You can also pay via your Scopay account. The payment deadline is Monday 22 January.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

The Year One Team

Year One Phonic Screening Check: letter to parents

Dear parents/carers

On Tuesday 16 January, the Year One team held a meeting about the Year One Phonic Screening Check.

What is the Phonic Screening Check?

The Phonic Screening Check is a quick check of your child’s ability to decode words using only his/her phonic knowledge. The Phonic Screening is a statutory assessment for all children in Year One. It will take place during the week commencing 11 June 2018.

How does the check work?

Your child will be asked to read 40 words aloud to their class teacher. Your child is able to sound out, but they are expected to blend the word independently. It is their final answer that will be scored.

The list of 40 words is a combination of both ‘real’ words and ‘nonsense’ words. In class, we call the ‘nonsense’ words ‘alien’ words.

In previous years, the pass mark has bee 32 out of 40. You will be informed of your child’s mark when you receive your child’s end of year school report. Children who score fewer than the expected pass mark will be expected to retake the Phonic Screening Check in June 2019.

How can I help my child?

First and foremost, please continue to hear you child read. Please continue to read to your child and talk about stories and non-fiction books. Reading is not solely made up of phonics and in class we use a range of strategies to teach your child to read and develop their comprehension of fiction and non-fiction text.

Practical ways in which you can support your child

We will be sending home a list of real and alien words (see worksheet). Please encourage your child to look for any sounds they can see before sounding out and reading the word to you, eg ‘igh’ as in might, and a-e as in snake. Please encourage your child to look for any words within words. Encourage and support them.

Also, we have included a Phonic Chart. This shows the sounds covered in Year One with a word example containing the sound. This is meant for the adult as a reference guide to saying the sounds. We have also included charts for phase 2 sounds, phase 3 sounds and phase 5 sounds.

A great and fun phonic resource is the Letters and Sounds website. There are a range of fun games your child can play. Have fun.

Kind regards

The Year One Team


KICKABOUT FC @ Rokesly Infants

  • Year 1: Mondays: 3:20–4:30pm
  • £60 
  • 9 or 10 sessions, course starts Monday 15 January 2018

Sessions start straight after school and parents are kindly asked not to collect earlier than 4:30pm

(After-school club kids will be dropped off after the session by our staff).

To reserve a place text 07971 649 988 with the following details:


Once you receive confirmation, please bank transfer payment or let us know if you prefer to pay cash at collection first session. Please do not pay until you receive confirmation of your place.

Once place is confirmed, please fill out the slip below with the relevant details and give to coaching staff at first session. If paying by cheque, it is £60 made out to Kickabout FC.

  • Bank Transfer to
    • Account: 44115388
    • Sort code: 09-01-27
    • Reference: Child’s name

Contact: 07971 649 988 or

New French and Spanish after-school clubs!

Message from Lily – after-school French and Spanish teacher:

Dear Parents,

We have a few places available at our French Club on Tuesdays and at our Spanish Club on Thursdays. Both Clubs are open to children from Year 1 and Year 2 – Blue, Green, Orange and Purple Classes! The term starts on January the 16th and has 10 sessions.

Our after school club sessions are one hour long and include singing, dancing, games, craft, workbook activity and stories all in a foreign language! A colourful support booklet with language-based ideas for activities to do at home is included with your registration. All levels welcome!

*** Currently only open for students of Rokesly Infant School.***

Please find more information and register  at the link below:


– Starting on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 3:30 – 4.30 PM: info & registration here:


FRENCH Club at ROKESLY Infant School- KS1

– Starting on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:30 – 4.30 PM: info & registration here:

Best wishes,


Lingotot Alexandra Palace and Muswell Hill<>

t: 07864658389

Spring term 2018: Year One newsletter

Year One newsletter: spring term 2018 [PDF]

Next half term our topic will be space. In science we will be carrying out simple investigations related to our topic and also to the changing season and weather e.g. rainfall. The children will be observing closely and recording their findings using data that they have collected. We will also be looking at the sun as a light source and learn about the Earth and the other planets in the solar system. From this starting point we will find out about the history of space travel and the first men on the Moon. We will be visited by a pop-up planetarium on the 23rd January – information to follow in January.

In PSHE [personal, social, health and economic] we will be looking at giving compliments and the different people in our families. In RE we will be learning about Islam, focusing on artefacts, places of worship and festivals. In Art we will be exploring collage techniques with a focus on an artist who uses collage e.g. Matisse.

We will continue to send home weekly spellings this half term. These will be a mixture of high frequency words and words to support the sounds we are learning in class. Please help your child with his/her spellings by encouraging them to ‘look’, ‘say’, ‘cover’, ‘write’ and ‘check’ each word . Please ensure that your child brings his/her reading book in their book bag each day.

Maths homework will also be sent home every two weeks with writing homework later in the half term. Please remember to provide your child with a PE kit including trainers for outdoor PE.

Thank you for your support, enjoy your holidays and the Year One team wish you a Happy New Year.

Final festive fair shout out

The festive fair is nearly upon us and this is a final call for donations of unwanted gifts, sweets for in jars for the tombolla, cakes & mince pies to sell and any last minute raffle prizes.

Donations can be dropped off on the day.

We could really do with a few volunteers to help out at 5pm with the tidy up and a couple of volunteers for the silent disco and Santa’s grotto so please get in touch if you could do a 30 minute stint.

Finally, we look forward to seeing you from 2-5pm tomorrow. Come and meet Santa, have some food, buy your tree and gifts at the market and be entertained by the school choirs.

Every penny we raise will go towards essential school activities.

thanks everyone

Zeta + Lisa

PSA AGM: Thu 23 Nov, 7:30pm

Just a reminder it’s the Parent–Staff Association (PSA) annual general meeting (AGM) this Thursday, 23 November, at 7.30pm in the Junior Hall.

As you are hopefully already aware from previous PSA meetings and the latest PSA newsletter, the school is planning to create a new single PSA thereby effectively merging the two existing (infant and junior) PSAs.

It would be great to have as many people there as possible.

Thank you!

Nasal spray flu vaccine: 8 December 2017

All children from Reception to Year 4 in Haringey are offered the flu vaccination. Please complete your consent form by Friday 24 November, whether or not you want you child to receive the vaccination. This will help the NHS to gauge further uptake.

The immunisation is a nasal spray which doesn’t hurt as there are no needles involved.

Rokesly’s commitment to the programme of providing immunisations will help to greatly reduce illness over the flu season.

Consent forms were in book bags last week. If you need a replacement, the form can be downloaded from the website (Word doc).

More information on the children’s flu vaccination here (NHS).