Welcome to Year 1

Ladybirds:  Mrs Dawson & Miss West 

Grasshoppers:  Mrs Bainbridge, Mrs Panther & Mrs Avere



It is important that your child arrives on time because children have an activity to undertake which supports their learning for the day.

During the day the children will participate in:

  • Activate – exercise to get ready for learning.

  • Whole class, teacher led activities – phonic, maths, reading and writing etc.

  • Group activities – teacher led, adult supported, independent

  • Star time – child initiated activities linked to topic and current learning. It is an opportunity for the children to solve problems, make decisions and demonstrate independence.

  • Topic related activities e.g. science, art, geography.

  • Circle time – whole class time to develop personal, social, speaking and listening skills.

  • PE – please leave PE bags at school all week. PE days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

How to help your child…

  • Please ask your child about their day in school.

  • Please read for at least 5 minutes nightly and sign their reading diary.

  • Look at newsletter for ways to support each topic.

  • ‘Why not try’ activities.

  • Practise correct letter formation and handwriting.

Library day - Please send in library books on a Wednesday morning.