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Wednesday 25th January


This week the children all enjoyed our visit from the Playhouse Theatre. They told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears through the use of puppetry and song. At the end the children had an opportunity to ask questions during our workshop with the cast.


This week we have been very pleased to hear that children have been looking at and reading the words on our weekly homework sheets. This is having a big impact on their application of phonics to their writing. If you misplace the weekly homework sheet they can all be found on our website.


Year One Team


Wednesday 18th January


We will be having our next Reading Track assembly on Friday 20th January. Please make sure reading records are up to date tomorrow, clearly showing the number of reads your child has achieved so far this year. Certificates and prizes will only be given out if numbers are clearly stated in the total box of their reading diary.


Can we remind you that PE days have changed this half term and your child only needs to come to school in their PE on a Tuesday and Friday.


PE kit should be black leggings or jogging bottoms, a white T shirt and a black sweatshirt or hoodie. Clothing should not be brightly coloured or show logo's. Can we please ask that children are taught to fasten thier own shoelaces or they wear non laced shoes on PE days


This week letters have gone out about our residential to White Post Farm at the end of the year. Can you please make sure that you have read the letter and return the reply slip to school as soon as possible.


Year One Team


Wednesday 11th January

This week the children have worked really hard and enjoyed getting back in to routine of a full week back at school.


We have begun to receive some questions from parents about reading books. Can we please remind you that before reading books are sent home they have been read three times in school. All books are closely matched through regular assessments and are the correct books for your children.


This half term we are focussing on 'fluent reading', we are encouraging children to read as much of their book as possible without sounding out. 


This week a letter was sent home about our theatre visit. Can you please make sure you have read and returned the reply slip as soon as possible.


PE days are now on a Tuesday and Friday, can you please send your children into school in correct PE kits on these two days.


Year One Team


Wednesday 4th January

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a great Christmas. It has been lovely to see almost full classes after having so many children off due to illness before Christmas.


We have had to alter our PE slots due to the Community Room being out of use. We will now be having PE on Tuesday and Friday so can you please send your children to school in a school PE uniform on these days.


Thank you for your continued support


Year One Team


Friday 16th December 

It beginning to look a lot like... Christmas. 

Thank you for all the support shown at Nativity. I think we would all agree the children performed 'Hey Ewe' so well. We are so proud of them. 


We are down to the final three days. 

Tuesday 20th is Party Day.  Children can come to school in non uniform.  If wearing party clothes please ensure they are suitable for this chilly weather. 

Wednesday 21st we end the day, breaking up for the Christmas holidays. However we are starting the day with ....Breakfast with Santa. 

 Again the children can come into school wearing non uniform-  maybe something festive? 


Any outstanding reading books?  Please return them into school before we break up. 


Friday 9th December 

Important dates are still the same - see Friday 2nd post. 

Nativity is Tuesday 13th, tickets have been allocated and reserve tickets sent home for either the 9:30am or 2pm show. 

* Please can you practise your child's lines with them. 

* Can Narrators wear a Christmas jumper - come to school in their Christmas jumper ready.

* If your child has been asked to provide a costume, please bring that in for Monday


Deadline for payment of Breakfast with Santa and the Christmas Party is Wednesday 14th


With the cold weather please ensure children are wearing warm coats

(practise zipping up), hats and gloves. All named.   


Have a lovely weekend. 

The Year One Team 



Friday 2nd December 

The children have had a very busy week. The trips to Sundown were great.  We all had a fantastic time. 


Diary Dates: 

December 8th - Christmas Jumper day

Children can join in with the Christmas spirit and wear a Festive Jumper to support 'Save the Children' in their annual Christmas Jumper Day.  Donations can be made via:


December 13th -  Year 1 Nativity

December 14th -  Christmas Dinner Day

Deadline for payment for Christmas Party and Breakfast with Santa £5.

December 20th  -  Christmas Party Day 

Children can come to school in non uniform ( wear something nice but warm! with sensible shoes).

December 21st at 8:45am Breakfast with Santa. 


The Year One Team 



Wednesday 9th November


Thank you for all the donations for our Christmas Hamper. These are currently being boxed up and our Hamper is looking great. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase nearer to Christmas.


Please look out for a Parents Evening letter that will be coming home this week. This week we are offering both face to face and telephone appointments. Please return the slip to school as soon as possible so that we can hopefully allocate a time to suit everyone.


If you have not yet returned the Sundown trip letter, please make sure letters are returned and payments are made as soon as possible.


Diary Date:


Year One's Nativity will be on Tuesday 13th December. We will inform you of times nearer the date but there will be a morning and an afternoon performance. We have let you know in advance to allow you to make arrangement for work / child care arrangements for younger sibling etc.


Thank you for your continued support


Year One Team



Wednesday 2nd November


Welcome back,


We hope that you have all had a lovely half term break, we have looked forward to seeing all of the children back in school today.


A few reminders:


  • Friday 4th November – non uniform day. The children can come to school dressed in non-uniform in exchange for a contribution to our Christmas hamper. The colour donation for our year group is ‘red’. Please be as creative as possible.
  • School disco – Wednesday 9th November 3.45pm – 4.45pm. Children will be taken to the disco by us and will need collecting from the KS1 classroom at 4.45pm. Children can bring clothes to school that they can change into after school. Please make sure that these clothes are simple to put on, obviously we will help if children are struggling but we will not have time to individually dress all 60 children.


There will be various items on sale e.g., Glow sticks, sweets, crisps, drinks etc…please send your child with some change if they wish to purchase these.



  • If you have not yet returned your Sundown letter, can you please return this to us as soon as possible.


Year One Team


Wednesday 12th October


Good afternoon, this week we have been assessing the children’s phonics ability ready for matching their reading book for after half term. We will not be sending home reading books or homework this week, however it would be beneficial to look again at Wednesday 5th October to help children embed all that they have learnt this half term.


If you have not yet returned the letter for the school disco, please make sure it is returned before Friday. Our Sundown letter also needs to be returned as soon as possible.


We break up for the October half term on Friday and we do not return until Wednesday 2nd November.


We hope you all have a restful half term,


Year One Team


Wednesday 5th October



This week we have enjoyed welcoming Mrs. Smith (a retired teacher from KWS) in school. She talked to the children about how things have changed since she was young. The children all listened really well and answered her questions with confidence. Mrs. Smith was very impressed with all the Year One’s and thanked them by sending them home with a small bag of the sweets she enjoyed when she was young.


Thank you for all the returns we have had to the Sundown Letter that went home last week. If this has not yet been returned, can you please send them back to school as soon as possible, payment should be made on Scopay.


This week you have received a letter about the school Disco that we will be holding on 9th November. If you would like your child to go to this, please complete the slip and return it to school with cash. As this is a PTA activity, payment cannot be made on Scopay.


Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October) is the school census day. The school receives money for each child that has school dinner on this day. We would really appreciate it if all children can stay for a school dinner tomorrow, even if your child would only like to try a few chicken or Quorn nuggets along with their packed lunch.  


Can we please remind you that PE kits should consist of black jogging bottoms or legging, a white T Shirt and a black hoodie or a school jumper. PE kits should not display logo’s or be any other colours. Footwear should consist of trainers, which can be any colour but fashion shoes e.g. converse or brightly coloured, glittery shoes should not be worn.


Next week we will be carrying out our half termly phonics assessments to ensure reading books are closely matched to ability. Therefore, we will not be having reading groups next week and reading books will not be sent home until after half term.


Year One Team


Wednesday 28th September


Thank you all for sending your children to school today dressed in the colours of the French Flag. We have all had a great day, it began with a French Breakfast followed by listening to The Hungry Caterpillar in French, learning to say colours in French and even a game of French Boules.


Thank you for all the contributions that have already been sent into school this week for our Harvest Festival. All the donations will be given to the local Foodbank to help those in need.


On Friday we will be walking up to St. John’s Church to see the ‘Creation display’ and to take part in a service of Thanks with Rev. Hazel.


Due to our French day today, the Reading books will be sent home on Thursday this week, but will need to be returned on Monday as usual.


Year One Team


Wednesday 21st September


Thank you for all the contributions of fruit for our fruit salad last week. The children all had a great time talking about, labeling, cutting and tasting the many different fruits. (Photo's to follow).


This week due to the four day week, the reading books will be going home on either Thursday or Friday. Can books still be returned on Monday.


Next week we will be having our Modern Foreign Language day. The whole school will be looking at France and the French Language. We will begin our day with a French breakfast for the children to taste and we will be reading French books and counting in French throughout the day. Children will need to come to school in Red, White and Blue clothing. Children will not need to come to school in their PE kit this week.


Harvest Festival will be on Friday, all children will walk up to St John's Church for our Harvest Celebration.  This event is only for children but photos will be posted later on our website. We  are asking for donations of non-perishable food that will be donated to the local food bank.


Advance Notice


You will soon be receiving a letter about our school trip for the Autumn Term. We will be visiting Sundown Adventure Land next half term before Christmas. The cost of this trip will be less than £20, but the exact cost will be confirmed on the letter coming home soon.


Year One Team

Wednesday 14th September


Please remember to send in a piece of fruit for our Fruit Salad tomorrow. Every child will have an opportunity to chop up some fruit to add to a whole class fruit salad.


This week we will be having our first spelling test. Can you please leave the Spelling section in their home school diary clear so that there is room for the children to do their 'test'. 


We were really impressed with how many children returned their reading books on Monday. Please remember that 'Reading Books' come home on a Wednesday and need to be returned on a Monday. These books are for your child to show off how well they have read at school.

Library books come home on Friday and need to be returned the following Friday. These books are to be shared together at home, your child does not need to read this to you, it might be a nice bedtime story.


Year One Team



Wednesday 9th September


All children have had a great first full week in school. Please find below a few messages and reminders:




All children need to bring a snack in each day. We no longer have biscuits like they did in Reception. All snacks should be healthy (no crisps or chocolate) and they should also be safe to eat outdoors (all children are asked to sit down on the wall to have their snacks but some start eating as they are walk onto the yard). Pots with spoons, items on sticks and whole grapes are best avoided.  A simple piece of fruit or biscuit is great.


Fruit Salad 


As part of our ‘Growing Up’ topic the children will be learning about healthy foods/meals.  Next week, the children will be creating a fruit salad. We ask that each child bring in a piece of fruit on Thursday for them to chop and prep for the fruit salad.  No NUTS. (We are aware that there are some food allergy concerns within the year group and food will be prepared separately for those children).


PE Kit


All children need to come to school in their PE Kit on a Wednesday. The school PE Kit should be a black hoodie or jacket, a white T shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms (no logos please).

Welcome to Year One


We are excited to meet you all and getting to know our new classes. Each Wednesday afternoon we will be updating this section of our website with weekly news, messages and upcoming events.  

Reading Letter 7.9.22