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Hello Year 1,


We hope you all have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! We cannot wait to hear everything you have all been up to and maybe even some of the gifts you received :).


Firstly, thank you so much from the Year 1 team for the very generous gifts. They are very much appreciated and it was a lovely gesture.


We have been continuously blown away by this class! They just seem to have taken everything in their stride. We were so proud of their Nativity performances and were so pleased you were able to come and enjoy it as well. Mr Cook mentioned that he cannot believe how confident the youngest classes in school are and we could not agree more.


Year 1 had such a brilliant first term and we cannot wait to get started with the second one. As mentioned at parents evening, the pace of learning will now slightly increase as we focus solely on the Year 1 objectives and move away from consolidating objectives from Reception. The class are more than ready for this and we think they will relish the new challenges. 


Our PE days will continue to be Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) this half term. Please ensure children have a tracksuit with them on both days. The first PE session will be on Wednesday 5th January, please make sure children are wearing their PE kit on this day. 


Reading books - 2 reading books will be sent home every Friday. 1 reading book will be matched to their current phonic level and the other will be a comprehension and vocabulary book. Children will need to return their books the following Thursday. Books will be changed if the Go Read app has been updated by 8.50am on the Thursday morning. 


For Mrs Questa's group, books will be changed on a Monday. Children will need to bring their books every day. For further information on Mrs Questa's group please click on the link


The Year 1 Team

Your Year 1 team for the year will be:


Miss Thackray (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mrs Hesketh (alternate Wed PM, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Stubbs will be the class teaching assistant Monday and Tuesday morning 

Mrs Naylor will be the class teaching assistant Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning

Mrs Shaw will be the class teaching assistant on a Wednesday afternoon

Mrs Bolton will be the class teaching assistant on a Thursday and Friday this afternoon


I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated on a Friday and photographs will be updated after an event. We will update this page regularly with all of the learning and events that will be taking place.


Thank you,

All the Year 1 staff

Upcoming Events


04.01.22 - Children return to school

10.02.22 - Parent Event (AM). Surname Me-Z 9.05 - 10.00. Surname A-Ma 10.15 - 11.10. 

13.07.22 - Parent Event (PM). Surname A-Ma 1.15 - 2.05pm. Surname Me - Z 2.15 - 3.05pm


Homework will be live on a Thursday morning and will need to be handed in the following Wednesday. This is when children will complete their 'Big Write' and information about the write is always set for homework so children can prepare. 


The first homework will be set on Thursday 16th September. The children will be completing a 'Big Write' on Wednesday 15th September which will be a recount of their holidays. This will just get us to know the children and little bit more and see what their interests are. If the opportunity arises, you may want to discuss with your child what they have done in the holidays before their write. Children will be supported by adults for this write and it is just to help the class familiarise themselves with the routines in Y1. 


A 'homework pack' will be sent out on Friday 17th September with their reading folders. The pack will also be available on the website all year. 


If you need any help or support with homework please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team (although we are sure you are all experts with home learning now!).