Teacher Miss Kerr & Mrs McNicholas

Teaching Assistant Mrs Carrasco

Welcome to Year 1!

A very warm welcome to Year 1 – a year of exciting learning opportunities and endless fun! In Year 1 we are working hard to be the best we can be. To do this, we are following the secrets to success which are to improve, push ourselves, try new things, never give up, understand others, concentrate and imagine within all that we do. Now that we have transitioned from Reception to KS1, we are working hard to become more independent with our learning.

In Year 1, we love to share our talents and gifts with each other as we know we are all unique and special in our own way.

We have some exciting topics this year starting with Splendid Skies. We can’t wait to share our learning journey with you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Year 1 team and we will be happy to help.


In Key Stage 1, we send home a half termly ‘Homework Menu’ which is linked to our topic. It is up to you and your child how many tasks you wish to complete; maybe you want to do one in detail (as a large main course), or try a few if you’ve got a big appetite for homework (starters and dessert!). They can be handed in as and when you complete them over the course of the half term. They will be shared with the class and displayed as part of our topic work.

In addition to this, 1 piece of Maths, Literacy or a phonics based activity will be sent home in their homework books on a Friday and due back in the following Thursday.

Spelling Shed

Pupils will be given weekly spellings to practise on a Friday and they will be tested on the following Friday. The website can be found here.

Please see homework book for log in details.

Reading Books

There will be an opportunity to change reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday providing the children have handed their previous book in. If the children would like extra reading or to borrow a book from our class library in between they are more than welcome to.

Year Group Expectations

Year Group Expectations provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress. The year group expectations can be found here

Useful Links 

Letters and Sounds is a website that has lots of games to practice phonic skills and has information about phonics for parents.

Phonics Play is a useful website for practising phonics games. We use this in class so the children will be familiar with the game.

BBC Bitesize has a range of games for Literacy and Maths.


Equipment for Year 1

Pupils will need…

Indoor and outdoor PE kit (see website for details). We have PE every Tuesday and Thursday.

Book bag with reading book and record.

A clean, freshly filled water bottle.