Be all you can be!

welcome to Year 1

1B  Miss Buckingham and Miss Floyd

 1P Miss Poston and Mrs Hadley

We have an exciting year ahead that will be filled with opportunities to explore, experience and learn.  Moving to Year One is a very big step and although the children are still with their friends, they now have to learn about their new classroom, teachers and the different daily routines. Here is a quick overview of how things have changed now your child is in Year One.



In our classroom we will be following the ‘Link’ points reward system where children are rewarded with points for their good behaviour and work. We will also be using our ‘Seven Shrimps to Success’ reward system where children have to earn seven shrimps to receive a reward!



In Year One, children have to complete reading and spelling homework once a week. It is important that homework is completed every week as it supports the learning in school.



Children should try to read each day for at least ten minutes. Please sign the Twiggler twice a week. We will ask children to hand their books, signed Twigglers and reading homework in on Wednesdays. Books will then be changed and new homework given out on Fridays.



Spellings will be given out every Monday and must be practised each day until the books are handed in on Thursday of the same week, ready for their spelling test on Thursday morning. Children can earn links for practising their spellings and completing their spelling sentences.



Our P.E. days are Thursday and Friday. As this is subject to change, it is recommended that children keep their P.E. kits in school all week.



RWI (Read Write Inc.) is the scheme your child will follow to learn their phonics (sounds).  Later in the year, we will also be running a VIP Phonics Club for parents to be given the opportunity to experience how we teach phonics at school.  This will help the children later in the year when they complete their phonic screening check.


School Uniform:

Please could you ensure that all school uniform (including P.E. kits) is clearly labelled with your child’s name.


Year 1 Common Exception Words:

In Year One, all pupils must be able to read and write a list of 45 key words. A list of these words has been attached to this letter. Please ensure that your child regularly practises reading and writing these words.



Click on the link to find out what each topic is about.

The Enchanted Wood


Dinosaur Planet

Bright Lights, Big City

Moon Zoom

Paws, Claws and Whiskers