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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Our class teachers for 2017-18 are Mrs Haynes in Emerald Class and Mrs Baker (Monday to Wednesday) with Mrs Blackmore (Thursday and Friday) 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) is Mrs Jukes.


Our Class Parent Reps have yet to be confirmed.

   Emerald Class / Ruby Class

2017-18 - Termly Information for Year 1 Parents - to be added

Academic Year 2016-17 (to be amended for 2017-18)


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




Reading is taught throughout the week in our class and group lessons and specifically during the small group Guided Reading Sessions.

LSAs will be assessing the children on their keywords weekly.




  • Daily reading- 10 minutes per day if possible.
  • Numeracy game- sent home on Fridays.
  • 5² mental maths
  • Phonics information sheets sent home on a Friday.
  • 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.

Reading books are changed during the week with the help of parent volunteers and LSAs who will also listen to your child read.




Summer PE kit; green shorts, white tee-shirt, plimsolls.
Winter PE kit; as for the summer but children can also wear green tracksuit tops and bottoms.

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


  • PE time for Ruby class - Monday
  • PE time for Emerald class - Monday


Dance on Wednesdays for both classes - no PE kit required


Forest School:


Year 1 will have Forest School on Thursday afternoons (Ruby class) and Friday afternoons (Emerald Class). This is an opportunity for the children to learn new skills in an outdoor setting. Children will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing. Please no sandals or skirts.


Show and Tell:


In Year 1 Show and Tell will be on a Monday. Each week one table will be able to bring in show and tell, ideally related to our topics (please refer to the timetable already provided).




Children will visit the school library during the week. 

Ruby Library Day - we are currently looking for volunteers.

Emerald Library Day is Wednesday.


Every Friday morning at 8.45 – 8.55 parents are welcome to come into class with your child and read with them. 

School timetable:


  9-10.45 11-12 1.10-3.15
Monday Phonics and
Numeracy PE
Tuesday Phonics and
Numeracy Topic
Wednesday Literacy and
Numeracy Topic
Thursday Phonics and
Numeracy Topic or Forest
Friday Phonics and
Numeracy Topic or Forest


Key Authors for Year 1