Helpful Information

Welcome to Year 1 2023/24

We are very excited for another busy and fun year. Here is some helpful information about life in year 1:



P.E. days for your child are TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS Children come in school PE kit for the whole day. Please ensure that jumpers are named.


Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. This must contain water and not juice. Your child should bring a flat ‘book bag’ (available from the school uniform shop) to school each day for letters and reading books. Rucksacks are not advised as they are tricky to store in our classrooms. Children should bring a healthy snack each day. No crisps, sweets or chocolate and please remember we are a nut free school so check labels of all snacks you send to school. We do have children and staff with nut allergies, so this is vital.

Hair accessories

Please ensure that hair accessories worn to school are school colours (blue, yellow, white, brown, black). Long hair must be worn up in a bobble.

Meal Choices

The children will make their choices within school.

Show and Tell

On a Friday we can ‘Show and Tell’ PHOTOGRAPHS of special items such as certificates, medals, trophies, awards or models of a high standard or that have taken a lot of time and effort to create. Please e-mail these by Thursday night. Please note that children should not bring toys or items from home to school on any day.

Website and Communication

Should you wish to see curriculum overviews, photographs and learning updates please see our class pages on the school website. These are updated regularly. If there is anything else you need to know, we will send a My Ed message to you so please ensure you have access to the My Ed app.

Messages for teachers

Doors open at 8.45am and are locked at 8.55 am. Should you arrive after this time, you must take your child to the main office to be signed in. Should you need to get a message to your child’s class teacher, please inform the staff on the door at drop off as teaching staff are required to remain in the classroom in the morning. If you need to meet with the teacher about an important issue, please arrange an appointment through the office staff.

Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Friday. Please return these on a Thursday. Children will get 2 books along with an e-book on this day. Please sign the reading record to show us the book has been read. 


Thank you, 

The Year 1 Team 


Welcome to Birch Class!

We have 28 lovely children in our class and Mrs Wilson is our teacher. 

We have lots of fun in our class. We learn through whole class learning at carpet times and small guided activities with our teachers. We are also developing our independence by learning through play and challenge activities around the classroom.



Year 1 Birch

Mrs L. Wilson

Mrs L. Wilson

Class Teacher


Welcome to Maple Class!

There are 28 wonderful children in Maple class and our teacher is Mrs Mason. 

In Year 1 we learn to become more independent and enjoy a fun, creative curriculum. We will cover lots of great topics this year. Keep an eye on our year 1 blog for updates and photos of us and our learning.



Year 1 Maple

Mrs C. Mason

Mrs C. Mason

Class Teacher


Welcome to Pine Class!

Pine Class is taught by Mrs V. Wilson and Miss Glover.  

In Year 1 we learn to become more independent and enjoy a fun, creative curriculum. We will cover lots of great topics this year. Keep an eye on our year 1 blog for updates and photos of us and our learning.



Year 1 Pine

Mrs V. Wilson

Mrs V. Wilson

Class Teacher

Miss H. Glover

Miss H. Glover

Class Teacher

Click here for Autumn 2 spellings


Click here for Spring 1 spellings


Click here for Spring 2 spellings 

Click here for Summer 1 and 2 spellings 


How you can support your child’s learning at home…


Daily reading would hugely benefit your child. However, a minimum of three times a week is required.

Activlearn bug club: There will be updated books for you to access online and are linked to your child’s phonics ability. These also have brilliant comprehension activities for you to explore with your child – to access these, please click on the bug icon throughout the book. When all bug questions have been completed, this enables the book to be marked as read.


If you are unable to access these books online, please email us a weekly list of the three titles your child has been reading instead to our class emails. 




In your homework book, you already have sound mats and common exception words for your child to practise both reading and spelling.

You can access free phonics games on the Phonics Play website:  (No login required.)

You can also practise recognising your sounds using the (free website, no login required.)


Year 1 Phonics Resources



Please see weekly spelling tab.



Year 1 Number and Letter formation resources


Click here for the Autumn 1 overview.


Click here for the Autumn 2 overview. 

Click here for the Spring 1 overview.


Click here for the Spring 2 overview.


Click here for the Summer 1 overview. 


Click here for the Summer 2 overview.


Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 phonics test occurs in the month of June when all year 1 pupils, and some year 2 pupils, will take a test to assess their phonics abilities. The test is designed to see if pupils have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to an appropriate standard.

Please follow the links below to open past papers. Please support your child to ‘sound out’ and blend the sounds to read the real and nonsense words. To practise further tests with your child, please google ‘Phonics Screening Test’. This will bring up links to past papers from each year, beginning 2013.

Below are some examples:

Past Paper from 2017

Past Paper from 2018



Please click here to see our timetable.

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