Year 1 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 1

The 2022-2023 Year 1 team are:

Class teachers: Mrs Phillipson & Mrs M Giblin

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Barnett & Mrs Williams

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Smith



Our school day begins at 8.40am when the gates open and we finish at 3:15pm. Year 1 children will be dropped off at the year 1 door and collected from the same place.

Please ensure the following are in school each day:

  • named PE kit (this should be sent in at the start of each half term and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed)
  • their reading book (this will be needed for group reads during the week)
  • their reading diary (please use the reading dairy to communicate any messages -these will be checked by a member of staff each morning)
  • a named water bottle


Reading and homework

In year 1, we continue to follow Little Wandle phonics and children’s reading books are closely matched to their phonics learning so that they can practise and apply what they have been taught.  Children will read in a group three times a week at school and will bring the same book home to practise reading at home. This is to help children to build their confidence and fluency. Children are expected to read 5 times per week at home and have their reading diary signed to say they have

done so.


Alongside reading books, we will also be sending home phonics homework each week which must be completed and sent back into school. We will send new homework out each Friday and it should be completed and returned to school by Thursday the following week. The phonics homework is compulsory and children who do not complete and return it to school buy Thursday will be asked to do so in ‘catch up club’ at playtime. The phonics homework should only take around 10-15 minutes to complete and will further embed the learning that is taking place in school. Please encourage children to read the words by adding dots and bars to phonetically decodable words and circling tricky words. Children should practise the spellings by writing them into their homework book. This should be repeated until children are confident with spelling them.


We will also provide children with a homework grid of activities to choose from each half term. The children can choose the order in which they complete them. These activities are carefully planned to help embed children’s learning in a range of curriculum subjects. These homework tasks are optional but encouraged and children should bring their work into school whenever they have completed them so we can celebrate their hard work and achievements.


Dinner and snack

Children will order their dinner in the morning if they are having a hot school lunch or a sandwich from the sub bar. Snack time is different in year 1. Children now have the option to order juice/milk and toast. This needs to be ordered in advance using the school app. There will continue to be free fruit available for all children who want it.



We have lots of exciting plans for Year 1 next year. Please see the table below for an overview of some of the topics we will be covering. We are still finalising our plans for visits and vistors and will share details of these with you in September.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

All about me




Explorers-Inspirational People and UK/continents



Am I making history?


The Nativity


Road safety


Fairy Tales

Seasons and weather






Julia Donaldson



How have things changed since my Grandparents were my age?


The Easter story





Neil Armstrong (space)

Twisted Fairy Tales


Geography of our school


Mary Anning (Dinosaurs)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the year 1/2 team. We look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

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