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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

PE Information

Your child will have PE twice a week but they only need to come into school wearing their PE kit on the day listed below. Children will need to wear a white T shirt and dark leggings or tracksuit bottoms, but please ensure that they have elasticated ankles for safety reasons. Children will also need to wear plimsolls.

PE TimetableMondayPine Class
 TuesdayBeech Class
 WednesdayWillow Class
 ThursdayOak Class
 FridayMaple Class


Children’s home reading books will normally be changed twice a week on the days listed below. Your child will get the greatest benefit if you can hear them read as often as possible, a few pages each night is ideal, you don’t need to worry about reading the whole book every time. Each time you hear your child read can you please sign and make a comment in their reading diary. Please bring your reading book to school each day.

Reading Books

changed on:


Pine Class, Willow Class, Oak Class, 

Beech Class

 TuesdayMaple Class
 WednesdayWillow Class
 ThursdayOak Class, Beech Class

Maple Class, Pine Class,


All children use the school library each week to select a new library book which is chosen by the children to reflect their interests and enjoyment. These books are to be looked after : please do not allow younger brothers and sisters to play with them. Any loss or damage will need to be paid for before your child can borrow another book.

Please see below for your child's class Library day:

                                        Monday         Pine

                                        Tuesday         Beech

                                        Wednesday   Willow

                                        Thursday        Oak

                                        Friday             Maple



English & Maths

During English and Maths we plan work to meet the needs of all children based on the English and Maths Curriculum.

Within English children explore stories and story features such as settings, characters and story plots. They also look at poetry and think about rhyme and rhythm. Children also develop their understanding and interest in non-fiction texts such as recounts and instructions. Grammar is a key focus in the National Curriculum. Children learn to apply grammatical features into their spoken and written work.


During Maths children learn a range of mathematical skills including counting and number skills, calculations, shape and measure. Children use a range of equipment such as cubes, counters and objects as well as number lines and hundred squares to assist counting and addition and subtraction calculations. We use practical equipment to explore shapes. We aim to use a practical approach to enable the children to explore and develop skills before they formally record their work.



Homework is set weekly to be completed on Google Classroom. There will also be weekly spellings to learn.


Isolation Activity Grid

The isolation grid is to be used by children who are self isolating in addition to any work that is sent home via Google Classroom. The grid has a wide range of activities that can be completed in your home, including Maths, English and Science tasks, as well as well-being and creative activities like baking, drawing etc.

Click on the link below to take you to the Home Learning page.

Life in Lockdown Photos

We asked you to send in photos of the children being creative, baking cakes, enjoying family time and playing with their siblings. Take a look to see if you recognise anyone in the gallery below.

Creative Curriculum

Within Year 1 the children have the opportunity to learn through a creative approach. We work on a new topic each half term and aim to link Maths and Literacy as much as possible. At the beginning of each topic the children have the opportunity to share what they already know about a topic and express what they would like to learn. The children experience a range of activities which enable all children to achieve.

Class contact information:

To contact your child's Class teacher directly please use the relevant email address below:


For Beech Class email:

For Maple Class email:

For Oak Class email:

For Pine Class email:

For Willow Class email: