Welcome to our class page, where you will find lots of useful information about what are learning, upcoming events and also a few reminders to help us all get ready for the next few weeks.  Please keep checking the website regularly for updates about things happening around school. Below are some general bits of information:

Class Reminders

  • Each week in Y1 we have two PE lessons, one outdoor and one indoor session.  We encourage the children to keep their kits in school for the half term.  They will be sent home during the last week of the half term to be washed and checked.  Please make sure your child has their kit in school, so they are able to take part fully in lessons (white t-shirt, black shorts/ jogging bottoms and pumps.  Trainers are a good idea for outdoor PE as it can be damp.)
  • Please make sure that all items of clothing, including coats and shoes, are clearly named.
  • Reading Books will be handed out this week.  Each child will have a set day each week, where they will read in school to an adult.  If needed, reading books will be changed on the day they are heard reading.  In KS1 we would encourage the children to change their books more often than once a week, so we also have a reading basket in our classroom, where children can put their reading books to be changed whenever they need.  All we ask is that this is done first thing in the morning (we will remind them each day) and that their reading record has been signed by and adult at home.
  • Homework – In addition to their reading books, this year the children will bring home some spellings to practise and one extra piece of homework each week.  This will alternate between English and Maths based activities and will focus things we have been learning that week in class.  Homework is given out on a Friday, and is expected back on the following Tuesday.

Parent Reading Workshop Information

A huge thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend our Reading Workshop on 28th September 2018. We hope you found the information helpful.  Understandably, not all parents were able to attend, so we have attached the presentation and handouts from the meeting below.

If you were unable to attend, please download a copy and take a look.  They are packed with information on how we teach reading across school from Nursery-Y2, as well as, information to help support your child at home.

Parent Reading Workshop Presentation – 28.09.18

Parent Handout – RWI Phonic Sounds and Words (EYFS – Y2)




Below is a parent document to explain how handwriting is taught across EYFS & KS1.  This year we are making a change to how we teach handwriting in the Infants.  Children will now be taught how to join up their ‘Special Friend’ Sounds, as they learn them in Phonics.  This means children will begin joining some letters from the end of reception and in Y1, much earlier than in previous years.  We hope you will find this useful!

Parent sheet – handwriting joins


Class Timetable

If you would like to see our class timetable, please click below

Y1 Timetable- Autumn 


Year One Passport

Please have a look at our class passport and find out more about upcoming experiences in Y1.

Learning Passport Y1

We will soon be updating the page with photos showing all of the exciting learning happening in our classroom and an overview of topics we will be covering, in different subjects over the coming weeks.  Further information about topics can be found on our class curriculum map.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you would like anymore information about your child’s learning in school.


Miss Simester


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