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Year 1

We are committed to safeguarding; if you have any concerns about the well being of a child in school please contact a member of staff.

P.E. days for Spring 1 will remain as Monday and Friday.


Monday - Football with Miss Thackray (outdoor session - please have a tracksuit).


Friday - Multi skills with Miss Hesketh (indoor session).


Thank you so much for the gorgeous gifts! The hampers were absolutely beautiful and really thoughtful. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year. Thank you for all the support you have shown so far this year, it really is appreciated. We definitely think your amazing children deserve a big rest after how hard they have worked this term!


Thank you again, 
The Year 1 Team 

We have quite a lot of uniform at school. If any of the following are yours, please let a of the Year 1 team or the office know.


George 5-6 years black zip up hoody x2

George 5-6 years red jumper

Sainsburys 6 years cardigan x2

Sainsburys 7 years cardigan x2

M&S 4-5 years cardigan x2

M&S 5-6 years red jumper

Tesco 6-7 years red jumper

Collingham red jumper 5-6 years

Collingham PE jumper XSY chest 24/26

Thank you for all your help/support during the home learning period. We were blown away by the quality of children's work and so pleased with their attitude! We will be adding a weekly blog and hopefully some pictures where appropriate ... please see the section below to keep informed :). 


Year 1 are doing so well at the moment and we are just so proud!!


Upcoming Events


04.01.21 - Training day

05.01.21 - Children return to school

08-12.02.21 - Assessment Week

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 Naylor will be the class teaching assistant every morning

Mrs Shaw will be the class teaching assistant on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon

Mr Seaton will working with the class everyday


If you any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team. 


Thank you,

All the Year 1 staff

Reading Books

**Update 16-10-20 ***

As you may have read in the recent email that have been sent out, reading books will now be changed just on a MONDAY.  On a Monday, we will send two books home to read during the week to be returned on the FRIDAY of the same week. This will give us the opportunity to allow all our reading books to quarantine over the weekend.  We will change your child's reading book if they return it on the Friday. 


As a school, we have invested in a new reading scheme. The new scheme works on both phonics and colour bands. There are now no 'levels'. Because we have matched our older books to the scheme, some books may have levels on them but we have matched them to a colour band based on the phonic sounds in the book. This means that there may be a variety of different 'levels' of books within one colour band. Initially, the books have been grouped according to the phonic sounds in them and we have ordered them to match the order that we teach phonics in Read Write Inc. When we send reading books home, we will send one phonic based book which is matched to the sounds that your child knows. The other reading book will be an interest based book. These will be on the same colour band as the phonic based books, but will have more 'tricky' words in them and richer vocabulary. These books are aimed at developing knowledge of the trickier words and also to develop inference skills. Can your child use clues in the text or the pictures to work out what a tricky word is? Please do help them if they get stuck and talk about the meaning of different words they come across. 

The children are expected to put their books in the reading book box to be changed when they come into school on a FRIDAY morning. Of course we will remind the children, but we are unable to go into the children's book bags to retrieve the books ourselves

Year One are also very pleased to be trailing the new online reading records. You should have received your letter with the login information. If you haven't, please contact the office.  

Reading is very important for any age group but especially this year. We actively encourage children to read everyday and this does not always have to be a reading book. Some other ideas are newspaper articles, magazines, food labels, signs or maybe even reading to a younger sibling. I am sure you and your children can be a lot more creative than we are! We would love the children to develop a pleasure for reading and it is essential that children experience a variety of books and texts so they can find a style or genre which suits them. When Miss Thackray was younger and in Year 1 she developed a love for Roald Dahl books and would read them every day! When Miss Hicks was younger, she also loved Roald Dahl books but really enjoyed 'The Secret Seven' by Enid Blyton and loved to read about the adventures and mysteries Peter and Janet would solve! Who is going to be your favourite author in Year 1? We cannot wait to know.


The school reading books are brilliant to develop confidence, fluency, decoding skills and recognition of tricky and high frequency words. Another focus in Year 1 alongside the phonics is to develop comprehension skills. It is essential that you ask your child questions about the book when you are reading with them. We have linked some examples of questions at the bottom of the page. If you would like anymore information on this please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team. 



Homework will be set on a Thursday and to be completed for the following Wednesday. We have chosen Wednesday because this is when the children will do their 'Big Write' and part of the homework each week will be preparation for that write. The homework will be 'live' on a Thursday and can be accessed on the tab below labelled autumn 2 for the upcoming half term. 


The focus will be on reading, phonics, spelling, handwriting, maths basic skills and 'Big Write' preparation. 


A 'homework pack' has been sent out and has also been added to this section of the webpage if you would like to access an electronic version/print another copy. 


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