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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


In Year 1 the team is Miss Rowbottom, Mr Nolan, Mrs Tovey and Mrs Walsh.




Key Information 


This term Miss Rowbottom and Mr Nolan will have their PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment for one half day a week. In term 1 this will be on Thursday afternoons, and will be covered by Mrs Smith and and Ms. Moisey. 


Children in Key Stage 1 have a piece of fruit/vegetable every day at morning break . Children also have the option of having a carton of milk. If you would like your child to have milk, please see the school office. Please send your child to school with a water bottle. We find that lots of our Year 1s have growing spurts and get extra hungry! If your child would prefer fruit/vegetable from home as a snack, then they may also bring that in to eat during this time.




We will let you know as soon as we can when our PE days will be for Term 1. When you do know, children should come to school wearing their PE kit on these days. 





The children’s reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday after they have read them at home with you. When you have shared the book with your child please write ‘finished’ in their reading record book, only then will we know to change their books. We ask the children to put their book reading record in the box on the carpet if it needs to be changed. As with the rest of the school, we expect children to read at least 5 times per week, and to record this in their reading record diary.


We would normally be very grateful for any help with children in school but at this time we aren't able to accept any. We really appreciate your offers of help and will keep in touch if things change. 


At the front and back of the children’s reading records there is a list of keywords. These are excellent lists to practise reading at home so that your child can recognise these common words instantly by sight. Once your child can confidently read them, it is then a fantastic list of words that you might like to practise spelling with your child too.