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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 2 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).


Reading books will now be changed on a Friday and returned to school on a Wednesday. Children will receive 2 books. All reading records will now be kept on the Go Read website. If you have not got a login for the site please let a member of the Year 1 team know. 


We are so excited to have the children back on Monday :). We have updated the website with what we will be doing for the next four weeks. 


Thank you so much for all your hard work over the last few weeks, we know how difficult it must have been. We have been so proud of Year 1 and they definitely deserved their golden leaf! Hopefully will get to see some of you over the next few weeks. 


We are very excited to be adding a new member to our Year 1 team. Mrs Stubbs will be working in the Year 1 classroom on a Monday and Tuesday morning. Mrs Stubbs has worked with most year groups in school and has been with the Year 1 key worker children since January. Hopefully you might catch a glimpse of Mrs Stubbs in the next few weeks :). 


Thank you again, 
The Year 1 Team 

We still 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


Upcoming Events


08.03.21 - Children return to school 

08.03.21 - Science Week

19.03.21 - Comic Relief

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, 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 Book

**UPDATE 05.03.21** 

Please note that reading books will now be sent home on a Friday and children will return the books on a Wednesday. All reading records have now gone online on the go read website which will be a digital reading record. If you do not have a login for the site,  please let a member of the Year 1 team know. 


**26-10-20 **

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 WEDNESDAY 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


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 Mrs Hesketh 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. 



Please note there will be no homework until after the Easter holidays. We would like children to concentrate on their reading during this period. 



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