Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Message From Miss Davies 24.04.20

Hello Year 1, I hope you are all looking after yourselves and have been getting on well with your home learning packs I sent home. I am putting up some extra things for you to do just below to keep you busy over the coming weeks. 


In school we follow the literacy counts scheme when delivering our read to write English lessons. Below is a link to the literacy counts website for access to 'Story Time Counts' stories are added to the website in the form of a video clip and parents can sign up for free to access resources linked with the story.

Can you write a set of instructions for something you might have done at home over the last few weeks, for example brushing your teeth, making something to eat like a sandwich or a cake, even something simple like washing your hands! 

As an extra challenge you could try to include a time word at the beginning of each instruction for example, first, next, after, finally.


Practice your number bonds to 10 and use these to write fact families in your blue exercise book. 

E.g.  I know 4+6=10

So 6+4 =10  10-4=6  10-6=4

4 facts create a family. 


I have added some science bug interactive games and resources to your bug club pages. In your 'My Stuff' there will be a science bug tab with all resources in for you to explore. They link with our topics of plants and materials. 


Below is a link to the Oxford Owl parent guide to Read Write Inc. There are lots of resources and guidance on there for continuing to support with phonics at home. If your child reads a Red band book focus on set 1 resources. Green, Purple and Pink books should focus on set 2, all other colours to work on set 3.


Phonics play is great for playing games that help with segmenting and blending all details of how to access are on the opening page of the website.


I'll be back in touch soon, stay safe and keep being the superstars I know you all can be. 


Start and End of School Day

At the start of the school day children are expected to be lined up on the playground for 8.55am. A free Breakfast club now runs from 8.30am. in the hall if children wish to attend. At the end of the day children will leave through the outside door of the classroom.


Just a reminder to label coats, jackets and any other school uniform. As the weather improves the children may want to bring in a sun hat. Please can the hat have their name. Thank you for your support.   


P.E. will be on a Tuesday and the children will get changed into black shorts, black pumps and white t-shirt. Please can names be put P,E. kits to make it easier for the children to make sure they have their kit back in their bag. Thank you.


Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will be expected to be returned the following Thursday. Spellings will also be given out on Fridays for children to learn throughout the week in preparation for a short spelling test on the following Thursday.


Reading opportunities are important in supporting children’s spelling, phonics and writing, therefore various opportunities to read will take place throughout the week in school. These will include guided reading, shared reading and comprehension activities. Children will each be given a reading book and reading log to take home to share. We ask that you aim to read to or listen to your child read at least once a week. Children should bring their book and log to school every day.


  • Miss Davies

    Year 1 Class Teacher

  • Miss Harris

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Matchett

    Year 1 Teaching Assistant