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Year 1

Welcome to Year One!



Mrs Khan (Monday and Friday), Mrs Short (Tuesday to Thursday), Mrs Cowley and Mrs McRae look forward to working with the class this year.


PE: In Year 1, P.E. will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday this term.  Please make sure the children come to school wearing their PE kits on these days. 


Reading Books:  We are committed to developing your children as enthusiastic and confident readers and have always had a great system of sending and changing reading books and communicating with parents through reading records. With the current situation regarding COVID-19 we need to make some changes to avoid items travelling to and from school and potentially contaminating our bubbles.

With this in mind your child will be issued one, banded, reading book each Friday. They may keep this for the week and we would encourage you to read the book at home with them. On the following Friday, they need to return the book to school where it will be placed in a quarantine box. Your child will then be issued with a new book. They will only be issued with a new reading book when the old one is returned. We will not be sending home reading records. If you have a pressing comment or message for the class teacher, please pop it on a post-it note or piece of paper inside the book. Your child does not have to change their book. If they require more time with the text they may keep it until the following Friday.

Whilst in the past we have changed books more regularly, we are sure you will understand the challenges of quarantining and cleaning each book before it can go back into circulation. We would encourage you to supplement your child's school reading book with books from home, articles, comics, poetry etc. We will continue to read a wide range of books and other texts in school. 

Many Thanks for your continued support as we navigate this challenging time.


Phonics Homework: Every Friday the children will be sent home a small, blue homework book in which there will be some simple phonics homework to be completed and returned to school the following Wednesday.


Other Reminders: 

  • Please send your child into school every Friday with a small re-useable bag in order for homework, reading books and other craft to be sent home protected from the weather. 


  • Please send a pair of named wellies into school so the children can continue to enjoy playing in the Year One Garden now Winter is setting in. Children without wellies, will no longer be allowed into the Year One Garden during our 'Challenge Time' in the afternoon.


This term's theme is OUR WORLD

Please take the time to read the Curriculum Newsletter below.