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Wednesday 24th May


With the weather warming up please ensure your child has a hat (with their name in) and you have applied sun cream before coming to school.


White Post Farm is soon approaching, first week after half term. Please can any outstanding letters and payments be made. It is important that we have the correct information for the children and that we know numbers.  Thank you. 


Please can we ask that children do not play in the paddock area in the morning before school.   Thank you. 


Dates for June:

19th June: Non Uniform Day- please bring a donation for the summer fayre prizes: more details to come. 

28th June: Summer Fayre

29th June: Sports Day, KS1 is in the AM.


We hope you all have a fantastic half term. 


The Year One Team 









Wednesday 17th May


Please remember that tomorrow we will be having a 'wear leopard print or bright colours' day in memory of Mrs. Chambers. It would have been her birthday tomorrow and she was a lovely lady that loved leopard print and all things happy, bright and fun!


This afternoon we have had our White Post Farm meeting. Thank you to all the parents that have attended, if you were unable to attend, the paper work will be sent home tomorrow. Please remember to come and talk to us if you have any questions or concerns about our residential.


Thank you,


Year One Team

White Post Farm - Information Meeting

Wednesday 17th May - 2.45pm - Please come to the main entrance.

Wednesday 10th May


Another busy four day week this week! The children have all enjoyed talking about the King's Coronation and how they celebrated at home and at school.


This week we have been fortunate to have a coach from Nottinghamshire County Cricket come to visit us. He carried out a fabulous training session with both classes giving them opportunities to practise their throwing, catching and batting skills. A link for All Stars Cricket sessions may be sent on this week's newsletter but you may wish to search for All Stars Sessions yourselves if this is an out of school your child is interested in.


During this session we noticed some children were finding throwing and catch a small ball tricky, try to encourage your child to practise this at home.


From next week we are hoping to re introduce a second PE session. Can children now come to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays form now on.


Thank you for your continued support


The Year One Team


Wednesday 3rd May


Wow, what a busy week! So many of the children have returned after a fun packed bank holiday weekend ready to fit five days of work into four days!


This week we have been carrying out work linked to the book "Jim and the Beanstalk" by Raymond Briggs for our English work. We have also been thinking about sharing objects into equal groups in our maths work.


On Friday we will be having a garden party in celebration of the Kings Coronation.  Children can come to school dressed in Red, White and Blue, (children will not need their PE kit). The children can also take part in the school 'Create a Crown Fit for the King', competition, please see Mrs. Jones' newsletter for more information.


Next week school will be closed on Monday and we will return on Tuesday 9th May.


Year One team


Wednesday 26th April


This week we have enjoyed our Jack and the Beanstalk Topic. We have read the story, carried out drama activities linked to the story, writen the story and planted our own beans.


Tomorrow we will be walking up to the church for Mrs. Harmen's leaving assembly. The children have been learning a song to sing to her and we look to giving her a good send off.


Can we remind you that Monday is a Bank Holiday so school will be closed.


Thank you for your continued support


Year One Team


Wednesday 19th April


Welcome back we hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays. The children have all made a great start to the Summer Term and have all worked really well so far this week.


Apologies for any confusion, PE will continue to be on Fridays. When the weather improves we may introduce additional PE days but we will let you know in advance.


This week you should have received an email from Mrs. Jones to let you know of the plans for the Kings Coronation. This will be an event for children only and more information will come out from Mrs. Jones nearer the time. Please remember that school will be closed on Monday 8th May.


The Year One Team


Wednesday 29th March


Thank you to all the parents that have been to see us for Parent's Evening over the past two weeks. It has been great to share all the great progress the children have making this term.


On Friday we will be taking part in the Easter Bonnet Parade. Please make sure your child comes to school with an Easter themed hat to wear on the day. Parents are welcome to come to watch the parade at 2pm on the green playground. Please remember that photo's should only be taken of your own children unless you have sought permission from other parents. In Year One, as with all year groups in school we have children that are not permitted to have their photo's taken for child protection issues, we thank you in advance for supporting us with this. We will take a class photo which we will share on our website.


Reading books will not be coming home this week but they should all have their library books.


We break up for Easter on Friday 31st March and school will reopen  on Monday 17th April.


We hope you have a lovely Easter,


The Year One Team.


Wednesday 22nd March


We are looking forward to speaking to you all over the next two weeks in our parents' evening appointments. It will be great to let you know just how far your children have come and to discuss any ways you can help your children at home.


Please remember that on the last day of term Friday 31st March we will be having the Infant Easter Bonnet Parade. Please send your children to school with an Easter or Spring themed hat on the day to be worn for the parade.


We will break up on Friday 31st March for two week and school will reopen Monday 17th April.


The Year One Team


Wednesday 8th March


This week the children have loved our Gruffalo Topic. We have labelled the Gruffalo's body, written a description of the Gruffalo, matched the woodland animals to their habitat and have retold the story using our class Story Maps.


In Maths we have been comparing different objects by length and height using the words, taller, shorter, longer and same.


Next Wednesday, Wednesday 15th March, we will be going on our Year Group visit to Twycross Zoo. Children need to arrive at school at the normal time of 8:45am and will be back to school 3:30pm (travel permitting).


Children will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather, with strong shoes and a waterproof coat. Children will need a rucksack with full straps (not rope straps) as children will be carrying their own bag all day. They should all have a drinks bottle, a packed lunch (or a lunch box to put the school packed lunch in) and a small snack. They will not need any money as we will not be visiting the gift shop.


Parents evenings will be held during the last two weeks of this term, please look out for a letter coming home soon.


Thank you for your continued support


Year One Team


Wednesday 1st March


This week we have started our Gruffalo topic. The children have all loved talking about Julia Donaldson and her stories, we have watched the Gruffalo film and we have also joined a live lesson with Axel Scheffler. 


We all are looking forward to seeing all the children in their pyjamas or their comfy clothes tomorrow for World Book Day. Don't forget they can all bring in a previously loved book to swap tomorrow.


This Friday is non uniform day for our Easter Hamper contributions. Your child can come to school in non uniform and all we ask is for a small Easter Contribution eg, chocolate, crafts, accessories etc.


If you have not yet returned your slip for Twycross Zoo  this is now overdue and needs sending in ASAP as we need to confirm our numbers with the zoo. If this slip is not returned children will not be able to join us.


The Year One Team




Wednesday 22nd February

Welcome back - we hope you all had a lovely half term break.  This week the children have been working really hard in phonics and learning about using capital letters for names and places in our writing. In maths we have been working with numbers to 50.


Next week is World Book Day - on Thursday 2nd March the children can come in pyjamas, onesies or lounge wear. They can also take part in the book swap - bring a book they no longer need to swap. 


Please can you send your reply slips for Twycross Zoo by Friday so we can confirm numbers and order any school lunches. We are looking forward to going on Wednesday 15th March.


Just a reminder about snacks - The children eat them during their playtime and we have noticed many have more than one snack which is taking up most of their time. Please just send your child with one snack each day - can you also avoid sending dairy and meaty snacks as we are unable to keep these cool.


Wednesday 8th February


This week the children have all really impressed us during their phonics assessments, they have all worked really hard and good progress has been made by all.


After half term, children will only need to come to school in their PE kit on Fridays as our sessions with our outside dance provider have now finished.


Year One will be visiting Twycross Zoo on Wednesday 15th March to support our English work, looking at Julia Donaldson and our Science Topic, animals and their habitats. The cost of this trip will be £17 and £11.50 pupil premium. A letter will be coming home soon and payment details will be available on Scopay soon.


We hope you all have a great half term,


Year One Team


Wednesday 1st February


This week we have been looking at the Flip Flap safari book. The children have been doing some fantastic writing and are very pleased with their own progress.


Can we please remind you about our Reading and our Library books. Reading books go out each week and need to be returned each Monday. Library books go home each Friday and need to be returned each Friday.


Next week is our Phonics assessment week, we are looking forward to seeing the progress that they have all made.


Year One Team


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