Year 1

Hello everyone! Welcome to Year 1.
The teachers in 1RO are Miss Oliphant and Miss Wallis
The teachers in 1SD are Miss Davies, Miss Hemsley and Mrs Ellis 
Home Learning:
1. Book bags/Reading books - This needs to be returned daily even if they haven't finished reading the book but please sign it to say they have read with you. It's OK to have the same book more than once. We will also be reading in school with your child.
2. Spellings - These will be sent home on a Monday to practice for a test on the Friday.
3. Memory words - These are words your child needs to know how to read and write off by heart. They will be sent home.
4. Learning logs - These will be used for Maths mats. They will be sent out on a Friday and need to be returned by the following Friday. 
Reading Breakfast
We have reading breakfast every Tuesday morning 8:45- 9:05. We would love you to come in and share a book with your child. You can stay for 5 minutes or the whole 20- it is up to you!
  • Indoor PE is on Wednesday - your child will need: black shorts/track suit bottoms and a white t-shirt
  • Outdoor PE is on Thursday - your child will need: black shorts/track suit bottoms, a white t-shirt, a red/black sweatshirt/hoodie, socks and trainers.
  • Stud earrings are allowed in school but must be removed for PE
Class Dojo
Class Dojo is an amazing app that lets you connect to your teachers and find out what is happening in class. All you need is a smart phone and access to the internet. If you are not yet connected please see a member of staff. We put lots of important information on Class Dojo so please get connected. It is also a great way for you to interact with staff. 


Rods! Rods! Rods!
Has your child told you about rods?
This is a new and exciting way to learn maths in a practical way.
Get your child to tell you about:
  1. Trains
  2. Equivalent rods
  3. How to make a staircase
  4. The complement rod
  5. Finding the difference
  6. The greater than and less than signs
  7. + - = signs




Read, Write, Inc.
In Year 1 we spend lots of time learning phonics. We follow a scheme called Read, Write, Inc. 
Find out more here...

We always use our pure sounds. They sound like this...
As we write our letters we say a rhyme to help us. 
Our topics this year are:
Me, Myself and I
Wild Things
Bright Lights Big City (London)
Look out for our termly newsletter to find out more about what happens in each topic. 

T. 0113 3230010 E. Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout