Meet the Team

Mrs C Alcock


Miss J Whittam

Teaching Assistnat

Miss A Bennett

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Welcome to our Year 1 class page!

We are delighted to welcome your children back to school and they have settled brilliantly into Year 1. We will continue to focus on developing our reading, writing and maths skills this year and will strengthen our phonic knowledge, but we also have lots of exciting topics and wonderful learning experiences planned so I am sure we are going to have the best year!  Please remember to look at our web pages, news articles and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries. You can do this via email, through the school office or catch us at the start or end of the day.

The Year 1 team

Mrs Alcock, Miss Whittam and Miss Bennett


Year 1 - Welcome Letter









E-books and Reading Books changed

Forest School







Home Reading

We are now using Bug Club Phonics to support our teaching of phonics and reading in school.  We will use books linked to the sounds children have learned in phonics to practise and develop reading skills.  At home the children are able to access these books and activities to further support their learning.  Each week children will be allocated e-books to access and read at home.  These will be your child's main reading books and should be read during the week.  Each book has questions or activities to do with a yellow bug icon.  The book will not be classed as completed until these tasks are done.  Children will also be able to choose and take home books each Tuesday.

Bug Club Reading


Reading and spellings: Books will be changed in school on a Tuesday. Please access reading in other ways such as through local libraries, books you have at home, 'Teach Your Monster to Read' and which enables you to access a range of books online for free. We will also set ebooks and spelling/phonics games on Bug Club each Tuesday for children to access throughout the week. They could also practise writing the sounds and words from the games on paper or in another creative way using paints, pens, coloured pencils, in sand or mud outdoors and upload a photo on Seesaw for us to see. 

Please support your child at home by listening to them read daily. If you would like to share something about your child’s reading with us, please do so via Seesaw.  We may set home learning activities on Seesaw linked to learning in school from time to time.


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Year 1 Topics


Autumn 1
(05.09.22 – 20.10.22)

Spring 1

(04.01.23 – 10.02.23)

Summer 1
(17.04.23 – 25.05.23)

Me and My World

People Who Help Us


Amazing Animals

Autumn 2

(31.10.22 – 16.12.22)

Spring 2

(20.02.23 – 31.03.23)

Summer 2

(05.06.23 – 21.07.23)

Light up the sky!

See How They Grow

On The Move









Drop off and pick up: Year 1 children are dropped off and collected from the top gate in the EYFS outdoor area, the Reception children will be using the bottom gate.  

Snack: Children have access to fresh fruit snacks at morning break time.  You may send in one healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar for afternoon snack if you wish.

Milk: Children are provided with milk from Cool Milk in the afternoon.  If you would like your child to have milk please visit the Cool Milk website where you will find information about registration and payment details.

Water: It is important to drink plenty of water.  Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

P.E kits: We will be doing PE outside as much as possible so please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for this. We will also be running during some playtime sessions so children need to keep trainers in their P.E. bag at school. Their kit can remain in school for the half term.

Forest School: This half term we will be doing Forest School every Wednesday.

Children will need to come to school in their own clothes.  They will need to bring their own wellies and all in one suit or waterproof coat in a plastic bag, preferably not their school coat as it will get muddy.

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