Welcome to Year 1!

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

Welcome to year 1 – updated 05/07/19

Stars of the Week

1AT - Isaac for brilliant maths work.

1CL - Hope for her brilliant attitude towards her maths learning.

Citizens of the Week

1AT - Leo BW for having the courage to work independently.

1CL - Joseph for having the courage to stay still when a bee was flying around.

The Golden Purple Pen Award

This week is awarded to

 1AT – Isla and Jack

1CL – Lia and Mateo


Mr Thomas

Class Teacher, 1AT

Mrs Simpson

Higher Level Teaching Assistant, 1CL

Miss Heydon

Teaching Assistant, 1AT/1CL

Miss Kay

Teaching Assistant 1AT


Homework will be given out on a Thursday. Often homework will be something for you to do or to talk through rather than written work that needs handing in, but when something does need to be handed in, please send it back in by Tuesday.

To find out what homework Year 1 has this week please visit our Homework Page.


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. 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 Year 1 playground. 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 2 members 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 1AT is a Tuesday.

Library day for 1CL is a Wednesday.