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A warm welcome from the Year 1 team:

 Miss Rattigan (Class Teacher)

Mrs Keenan (Teaching Assistant)

 As a team, we work hard to support each child to reach their full potential, grow in confidence and independence and to approach learning in a happy and contented manner helping them grow into well-rounded individuals.

In the mornings we focus on Maths and Literacy (including spelling, grammar, phonics and reading).   In the afternoons we use a topic based approach to teach the rest of the curriculum which includes such subjects as History, Geography, PSHCE, Design and Technology, Art and French.  Science, PE, Computing, Music and RE are taught as discrete subjects. To aid with the transition from Foundation Stage into Year 1, children will be given child-initiated learning time each day where they will be able to facilitate their own learning inside the classroom and within the KS1 outdoor area. As the year progresses, the timetable slowly becomes a little more structured and formal. 

  Spring Term 2019

This half term topic is:



YR 1 AUTUMN TERM NEWSLETTER 2019 : Click here to open


 How can you help to support us?

Help your child to be ready to learn each day by ensuring they have their reading books and PE kit in school each day.  Our PE sessions are on Thursday (gymnastics) and Friday (outside) Plimsolls / Trainers are needed. Occasionally we do PE activities at other times. 

Please could your child always have a coat and wellies in class so that they can access the outside area at all times.

 Reading at home

Please listen to your child read their school reading books at least 3 times a week and sign their reading records each time they read.  Remember supporting your child in practising their reading at home is an important part of their learning to read, but it is important to share library and other books that interest your child too.   

Reading books will be changed once a week in table groups. The changing day order is as follows:

Monday  -  Pugs
Tuesday -  GiraffesWednesday -  Turtles
Thursday -  Elephants
Friday -  Owls

Just remind your child to place their books in the 'Book changing Box' by the door on their book changing day. If your children needs to changed his/her reading book more often then they may do so by putting them in the 'Book changing Box' on any other day.

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and record to school everyday!


Each week, homework will be sent home on Friday and is due back on Wednesdays. Occasionally it is needed for a particular lesson, then we will ask for it to be in on Monday. Please ensure homework is completed and handed in on time.

  Phonics and high frequency words

Children are given alien word homework every week to help prepare them for the Phonics Screening check.

Check out these exciting, free phonic games:

Phonic play




If you would like examples of the resources we use during our phonics lessons in class, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mathletics and ActiveLearn (Bug Club)

Don't forget that your child can now access both Mathletics and ActiveLearn from home.  Not only can they do fun activities which will help them in their Maths, but they can also earn certificates during our Friday assemblies.

If you need a reminder of your login details, please come and see me.

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