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Year 1 - Welcome


Just as in Reception, children will be allocated a peg to hang their coat, book bag and PE kit on. Children should bring their reading record and reading book into school every day. Water bottles will be sent home at the end of every half term to be cleaned and then returned the following Monday.


Children have two playtimes daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Playtimes last for fifteen minutes. As the year progresses the afternoon play will be reduced until it is no longer needed. A healthy snack will be given to the children during the morning play time and they have constant access to water. Milk can also be purchased for your child to have. Lunchtime begins at 12pm and ends at 12.50pm.

Children can choose to play on the Trim Trail or the Key Stage 1 playground. If the weather is suitable, the children will also have the opportunity to use the field at lunchtime.

The School Day

The Year 1 gates open at 8.30am and close at 8.40am for registration. Children will continue to be dropped off at the Reception and KS1 gate. School finishes at 3.10pm and you will collect your child from their classroom. English, Maths and Phonics will continue to be taught daily. Other curriculum areas will be taught throughout the week like Science, Theme, Music and RE. PE will be taught twice a week. The children will need their PE kit in school at all times. Please ensure that the PE kit, as with all uniform, is named or labelled and washed regularly.

Home Challenges

Home challenges will be sent home on a Friday each week and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. The challenges link to the learning that has taken place that week and will usually be either Maths or English. There are optional creative challenges for you to complete that follow the current theme. Spellings start after October half term and we encourage the children to practise these daily at home. More information will follow as the new academic year begins.


Contact the main office if you wish to update us or are having any issues accessing ParentMail. Please ensure the collect your child from school form is up to date. Additional copies of this form are held in the main office.

How you can help at home?

Continue to practise spellings at home. Children will be tested weekly on a Friday.

  • Keep reading with your children and talking about the text. This will help their reading speed, understanding and their writing ability.
  • Support your child with their weekly homework. This will be handed out on a Friday and due in on the following Wednesday.
  • Please click the links on the right-hand side to find out more information about each term.  You will find the Curriculum Poster and the Home Challenges.