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Hello Year 1,


We hope you have had a lovely summer and we cannot wait to see you on Wednesday 8th September! The Year 1 team have been busy setting up the classroom and we cannot wait for you to see all the provision areas. Which area are you looking forward to seeing the most? We have also been planning lots of fun activities and we are so excited to get started. 


We are particularly excited that Year 1 are going to take part in activities such as whole school assemblies, eating in the hall, playing with other groups etc. If you have any concerns/queries about this, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 1 team. 


For the first week, we will be getting children used to the classroom and back into the routines of school life. We will be particularly focusing on the schools RESPECT code and will concentrate on a different area each day. With Miss Thackray on Wednesday, Y1 will be looking closer at the vision statement. On Thursday, the class will be looking at the 12 values which underpin our RESPECT code with Mrs Hesketh. On Friday, we will be looking closer at the RESPECT part. Please look out for the Y1 blog on Friday (on this page) for more information about what the children have been doing. If you wanted to have a look at the RESPECT code yourself or with your child, you can find it at the following 


Our PE days are going to be Monday (indoor) with a dance coach and Wednesday (outdoor) this half term. Please ensure children have a tracksuit with them on both days. The first PE session will be on Monday 13th September, 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 different day. This will be updated as soon as we have the information. For further information on Mrs Questa's group please click on the link


The first set of reading books will be sent home on Friday 17th September. 


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


08.09.21 - First day of Year 1 :)

13.09.21 - First PE session (dance with a coach indoors)

15.09.21 - Second PE session (multi skills outside)

16.09.21 - Homework set for the first time

17.09.21 - Reading books sent home for first time

20.10.21 - Parent Event (Animal Puppets)


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!). 

Curriculum Parent Leaflet Year One

Homework Policy