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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 Summer 2 will remain as Monday and Friday.


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


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


Hello Year 1,


We are so excited to have you back for the final half term. We cannot believe how quickly this year has gone! We hope you have had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. We are looking forward to your write on Wednesday so we can read about all the fun things you have done. 


We have got some exciting things planned for you this half term and we cannot wait to start our new topic. 


Have a fantastic last day with your families and we cannot wait to see your smiling faces tomorrow.


The Year 1 team 


Reading book changing system in Year 1


Each child has a plastic wallet with their name on to keep their reading books inside. On a Friday, two reading books will be sent home with the children. We kindly request that if you want your child’s reading books to be changed on a Friday that reading books are returned on a Wednesday inside these plastic wallets. This is to ensure that the books can be quarantined for two days.


Please make sure that you have marked these books as read on ‘Go Read’, there is also an option to make a comment about your child’s reading if you wish. Children will only receive new books on Friday if the plastic wallet with two books in has been returned to school and ‘Go Read’ is up to date by 9am on Wednesday morning. It is absolutely fine if you want to keep the reading books for an extra week.


If your child attends Mrs Questa’s group then your child will receive 2 books on a Monday and these need to be brought to school every day. Your child will then receive two new books the following Monday if the previous ones have been returned.


Thank you for your help with this, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 1 team.


Yours sincerely,


Miss Thackray and Mrs Hesketh (Year 1 Class Teachers)

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


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Upcoming Events


07.06.21 - First day of summer 2

23-24.06.21 - Parents Evening

05-06.07.21 - 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 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 be 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

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. 


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