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Welcome to Year 1!


Online learning from Monday 4th January is now available on Google Classroom. Try and choose at least 1 task from those available and try submitting it. Your teachers will then give you some feedback on your work. We full appreciate that many of our parents will be working from home and the difficulties this presents with online learning. Please rest assured that there will be no repercussions where pupils are unable to complete online learning.


If you're joining us for the live sessions at 1:15pm, log in to your Google Classroom and click the link that is on the stream and is also displayed at the top of the page, beneath the class name. If you are accessing the meeting via iPad or android device, you may need to download the 'Google Meet' app in order to join the meeting. Please remember to only join the meeting using your child's Google log in details - do not use a parent or carer account as you will not be granted access for safety reasons.


We have been informed that Google Classroom can be accessed via Xbox and PlayStation consoles. If you are struggling with sharing tablets or computers at home, these consoles can be used to access our learning platform too. 



  • We are pleased to say we now have E45 cream available for children to use in school if their hands are becoming sore from the very thorough and frequent handwashing routines.
  • Your child has now received their Google Classroom log in details. These are stuck into their reading diaries - we recommend taking a photo of these log in details on a device so if the diary 'disappears', then the log in details are safe!
  • As we currently do not recommend that parents/carers give out sweets or treats to celebrate their child's birthday, we are now introducing 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!


Key Information:

Orange Class - Miss Scott, Ms Roberts and Mrs Browne

Purple Class - Miss Ahmed, Mrs Cooper, Miss Fuller and Miss Ricketts

Green Class - Mrs Brown, Mrs Budworth, Mrs West and Mrs Harries 


Please don't forget to check our weekly newsletter that will be sent directly to your email as well as being saved on this page. This will include updated information about what are doing in school, activities you can try at home and important dates.


School looks a little bit different this year, but we're sure that we will all still have plenty of fun and learn lots at school. We will be washing our hands lots of times for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and we will be trying to keep our distance from each other. The teachers will clean the classrooms in the middle of the day. We will also be having lunch in our classrooms!


Year 1 has two bubbles - Orange Class and Purple Class bubble, and Green Class bubble. At the moment, we can't mix across the bubbles, but we can still wave and say hello to each other.


When dropping off and collecting pupils in Year 1, parents/carers need to use the information below to enter and exit the site. Our school days are staggered this year:


Green Class: 08:55 - 15:05 (enter and exit Mason Road gate)

Purple Class: 09:00 - 15:10 (enter and exit Fernhill Road gate)

Orange Class: 09:05 - 15:15 (enter and exit Fernhill Road gate)


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. The children are responsible for their own belongings during the school day as we are trying not to touch other people's belongings to keep each other safe.


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.

Spring 1 P.E. day


PE is on TUESDAY for all classes in Spring 1 - come to school in your PE kits. There is no need to bring your uniform to change into.


On your P.E day we ask that your child comes in to school wearing their PE kit. As PE will be outside please ensure your child has a warm tracksuit to wear and trainers/plimsolls. Long hair must be tied back and earrings must be taken out. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings, please ensure they are removed before school as we are unable to help them or put tape over them. Thank you.  

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:


Weekly Newsletters 

Autumn 1 term
Autumn 2 term
Spring 1 term

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