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Welcome to Year 1!



Summer 1


Welcome back! We have had a lovely first week back in Year 1 and all of the children are really enjoying our new topic based on the story of The Day The Crayons Quit. We've even held our own classroom courtroom to see if Duncan should be allowed his crayons back!


Keep an eye out for our weekly challenges in the newsletters, these are ideas linked to our core learning, for your children to complete at home and upload to Tapestry so they can share them with us at school. This half term we will also be learning about signs of spring in science, colour mixing and the work of Kandinsky in art, where food comes from and healthy eating in DT, learning about Northern Ireland as the next part of our UK study, thinking about tempo and dynamics in music, studying toys of the past in History and answering the big question 'what can we do with money?' in PSHE. 

World Book Day Winners! Congratulations to RP (Purple) and KB (Orange) - check out their amazing creations!



As we do not recommend that parents/carers give out sweets or treats to celebrate their child's birthday, we have introduced non-uniform days to celebrate children's birthdays. On your child's birthday (or the day closest to it, if it falls on a weekend or during the holidays), your child may come to school in their own clothes in recognition of their special day!


Please remember that most year group updates are shared on Tapestry, including weekly newsletters and ideas to continue learning at home. If you have any trouble accessing your Tapestry account, please contact the school office or speak to your child's teacher. Thank you. 


Key Information


Orange Class - Mrs Budworth, Mrs Brown, Mrs Cooper and Miss Fuller

Purple Class - Mrs White and Mrs Horsfall


Please don't forget to check our weekly newsletter that will be uploaded weekly to Tapestry. This will include updated information about what are doing in school, activities you can try at home and important dates.


P.E. for this half term will be on Mondays. Please ensure your child wears appropriate PE kit on this day, including appropriate footwear. long hair tied back and earrings removed. Thank you. 


Please ensure that ALL school uniform is clearly labelled including lunchboxes and water bottles. The children are responsible for their own belongings during the school day. 


It is essential that parents/carers walk their children to their classrooms in the morning - please do not send children unattended to the classrooms. Remember to let your child's class teacher know if your child is going home with another parent, or will be collected by someone different. Alternatively, ring or email the school office who will inform your child's class teacher.


If you have any questions about any aspects of Year 1, please speak to your child's class teacher.


Weekly Newsletters 

Autumn 2 term

School Values Home Certificate

We have been thrilled to see the children demonstrating our school values of love and kindness, bravery and honesty, exploring and learning, teamwork and friendship and love of life and our world. This certificate can be printed and awarded to your child by you and others at home when you see one of our school values in action at home. If your child receives a values certificate, please encourage them to let their teacher know so that we can acknowledge it in school too by moving your child's picture on to the relevant values cloud on our classroom displays. 

Home Learning


Please find your child's log in details in their reading diary for each of the websites below:


Google Classroom:




Purple Mash:


Phonics - Letters and Sounds lessons and videos:

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus! 

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.

If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.


Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkuknow - advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

  • Internet Matters - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

  • Parent Info - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

  • LGfL - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online 

  • Net Aware - support for parents and carers from the NSPCC


Useful websites