Welcome to Year 1!

On this page you will find all the information that you need about what’s going on in Year 1 in September 2020.

Welcome to Year 1 letter:

Welcome to Year 1 Letter 2020

Year 1 Welcome video using Loom:

Stars of the Week

1LD: George

For being a showbie superstar.

1SM: Adam

For being a showbie star.

Citizens of the Week

1LD: Maxi

For always working hard and showing his Bowerham Best.

1 SM: Eesaa

For being a super classroom helper and trying his best everyday!

The Golden Purple Pen Award

1LD – Awarded to: Brooke and Mikaail

1SM – Awarded to: Elspeth and Holly

Miss Denison

KS1 Phase Leader, Year 1 Class Teacher

Miss Maguire

Class Teacher 1SM.JG

Miss Bramhall

Teaching assisstant

Miss Heydon

Teaching Assistant, Year 1

Miss Kay

Teaching Assistant Year 1

Mrs Steele

1:1 Support Staff Year 1

Mrs Patel

1:1 Support Staff

Mrs Eade

1:1 Support Staff Year 1


Homework will be given out on a Monday. Often homework will be something for you to do (a task) or to talk through rather than written work that needs handing in.

Task Homework – This will be a task that the children will need to complete. This will be linked to prior learning or to support the children in their learning for that week.

Talk Homework/ Chatters Matters – This will be sent home on a Monday for the children to TALK ABOUT. The children will complete their Just Write on a Friday during our assessment morning.

Spellings – Each child will be sent home with spellings on a Friday. These words will be linked to the phonics sounds that the children will be covering during their phonics lessons the following week. The children will complete the spelling quiz (test) the following Friday during our assessment morning.

Reading – Ideally, we would like the children to be reading regularly at home.

On the remote learning/ homework page you will find your child’s weekly timetable which will give you an overview of their learning in school and their homework tasks. You will then need to log into Showbie and open the homework folder to access the tasks.

Phonics Support for Parents

Here is short video to help you with the pronunciation of some of the trickier phase 5 sounds.

The next video will show you how we use sound buttons to support your children to decode both real and nonsense words.

The Year 1 Curriculum

Below you can find link to key documents which will give you as a parent or carer an overview of what our Year 1 pupils will be learning this year and the skills that they will need to develop.

Click on the link below to find out more about each topic and, as ever, if you have any questions about your child’s learning then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For the link to the Year 1 curriculum click here



The children are to be dropped off into the Year 1 playground via the main entrance. The Year 1 gates will be open from 8.30am, this is support a steady stream of children being dropped off to support social distancing.Teaching sessions start at 9am and the Year 1 gate will be locked at 8.55am.  If you arrive after 8.55am, please take your child to the office.

We would ask that you encourage your child to be independent when coming in to school. It is very important for your child’s development for them to be able to take responsibility for themselves and their own property.

At the end of the day, Year 1 children are collected from the car park outside of the school entrance. Once a member of staff has seen someone to collect your child they will be sent out from the classroom. If someone different is due to collect your child please indicate so in the communication diary.

At least 1 member of the staff will be available at the beginning and end of each day to answer any questions that you may have.  Any of the staff will be able to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate person.  If you wish to make an appointment to see the teachers, this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Key Stage 1 team.

PE Day

In Year 1 the PE day is on a Tuesday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit with your school jumper over the top to keep you warm. You can find out more about our sports uniform by going to our Uniform page.

Library Day

The Year 1 children will have an opportunity to visit the library and change their library books each week.

Library day for 1LD is: FRIDAY

Library day for 1SM/JG: FRIDAY