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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Year 1 Class Teachers for 2018-19 are Mrs Stainbank and Mrs Baker (on Fridays in Autumn first half term then Mrs Watt will return for Fridays) in Emerald Class and Mrs Court  in Ruby Class.


Our LSAs (Learning Support Assistants who help the class teacher) are Mrs Herriot and Mrs Ratcliffe.


Our SSA (Special Support Assistants who work with individual children).


Our Year 1 Class Parent Reps are Celia Farshchi-Heidari(Emerald Class Parent Rep) and Katie Lord, (Ruby Class Parent Rep).

Academic Year 2018-2019


Please find some information below which we hope you will find useful.




  • We use ‘talk for writing’ (actions and games) to inspire our children to become writers.
  • Your child will have a formal taught guided reading session once a week.
  • Additionally reading is taught as part of Phonics and will also take place within Literacy lessons.
  • Your child will be heard to read by parent & other volunteers during the week.
  • Each child will have the opportunity to change their book daily.
  • Ideally, please read with your child for 10 minutes every day.
  • Phonics will be checked at the end of Year 1.




Monday for both classes (winter PE kit required as we will go outdoors whenever possible).


Dance on Wednesdays for both classes (no PE kit required).


Please ensure your child has their PE kit at school ready for use and that all clothing is clearly named.




Tuesday – Ruby & Wednesday - Emerald


Show and Tell


In Year 1 show and tell will be on a Friday.  We have no set groups for show and tell.  If your child has had something exciting happen or has something that is related to our topic to bring in.




Homework will be sent home on a Friday. Online spellings are available online each Thursday.


  • Daily reading- 10 minutes per day if possible.
  • Numeracy game
  • 5² mental maths
  • Phonics information sheets
  • Spellings online
  • Some children may have key words to learn.


If you would like to write a comment in your child’s homework diary so the teacher can see how you are getting on please feel free to do so. We will respond to these comments so please ensure that your child hands in their book.


Wishing Tree


During the coming year we would really appreciate donations of: tissues, advanced notice will be given if we need any materials for DT.

Key Authors for Year 1