Welcome to Year 1!

Friday 09 September 2022

The children have settled really well in their first few days in Year 1 and I would like to say thank you for helping the start of term run smoothly.

We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks but for now, here is some key information about Year 1.


Mr McGriffiths

Teaching assistants – Miss Canning and Mrs Bharath

Student teacher – Miss Meade

Important days and dates

PE – Tuesday and Thursday

Spelling test – Friday

Homework – to be completed by the following Thursday

Water bottles

These should be brought to school daily and they will be brought home every day for refreshing and cleaning.


Please contact the office if your child would like to have milk in Year 1.


Whole school homework is set every Friday (along with new spellings). This week your child has brought home a homework book and guide. This should be kept at home and it can be used for practising spellings. Homework and spellings can also be accessed from the website.


In Year 1, the children can access a reading/phonics online learning resource called Lexia. The children brought their login information home this week stuck into their reading records. Lexia certificates will be awarded  if your child completes a level (by the end of Year 1, the children are aiming for achieving Level 5).


We continue to use Numbots in Year 1 and certificates will be awarded for children who complete the different stages.

For Lexia and Numbots, little and often (10/15 minutes a day) is recommended.


Please do check the uniform policy to ensure your child is wearing the correct items including for PE days. Hoodies should not be worn on PE days, just a normal school jumper. Earrings must be removed on PE days.

Finally, please do ask if there are any queries and keep checking back on class news to find out more about your child’s learning!