Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We hope your child is looking forward to returning to school next week. In addition to the parent information sent out last week, here are details regarding Year 1.

This year your child will be working with Mrs Dickson and Miss Harris. Your child will continue to develop their English and Maths skills as well as studying various topics throughout the year. Due to COVID-19, we will be settling pupils back into school routines over the first couple of weeks and will focus on their wellbeing. Our first class topic is All About Me.


PE lessons will be on a Friday, so please ensure your child is wearing their PE kit and appropriate footwear to school on that day. The PE kit consists of a bag that contains pumps/trainers, blue / black shorts / jogging bottoms and a plain white T-shirt which are clearly labelled with your child’s name. PE lessons will be mostly outdoors for year 1.

Playtime & Snacks
Entrance to School

Due to COVID-19 we have revised entry and exit routines.
Pupils in year 1 will enter through TOP GATE at 8:55am and can be picked up from the classroom door between 3:10pm and 3:15pm. Please follow the one-way system when picking up and dropping off in year 1.
Please ensure you observe social distancing when picking up your child.

If you are late to school, please take your child to the school office to register and explain why you are late. You will not be able to accompany your child to the classroom.

Reading and Homework

Reading books will still be taken home, however on their return to school, they will be placed in a box and left for 72 hours before returning to the shelves. Pupils will initially take 2 books home each week.

If your child has a reading book at home, please return it to school.

It is very important that your child reads for 20 minutes every night, and their reading record book is completed to show this. Due to COVID-19 for the time being reading records will remain at home. We will keep records of the books your child has read in school. It is also very important that your child has their book in school on Mondays. This is the only allocated book change day for year 1.

School Uniform

Please remember to label your child’s uniform, especially their jumpers and cardigans.

School Fund

School fund is £3.50 per half term and can be paid through Parent Pay. Please remember this as it helps subsidise trips and buy equipment for the children, such as certificates and playtime games.

Curriculum Overview

Empowering Learning