Year 1


Welcome to Year 1


Welcome back to another new school year at Lanner School.  Over the next few weeks we will be aiming to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One.


The teaching week will be shared: Mrs Pooley will teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Dinham will teach Thursday and Friday. Throughout the week we will be supported by Mrs Staples and Mrs O’Shea.


Please don’t hesitate to come and see us either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.


At the start of the school day

To help your children settle into the school day quickly, and to comply with safeguarding regulations, we ask that you say goodbye at the patio door. This helps children begin to be more independent at organising their belongings and it reduces emotional goodbyes.



PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.  Please make sure that your child has a full Lanner named PE kit, shorts, t-shirt, plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoors, along with a pair of tracksuit bottoms for when it gets really cold.  We ask that the kit is left in school from Monday to Friday.


Water Bottles

Children will also need to have their own named water bottle in school each day.  They can bring them home each weekend for a thorough clean.


Reading Books

It is essential for your child to read daily and we aim to read frequently in class.  To motivate KS1 readers, this year we are introducing a new coloured badge award for children to earn as they complete their home reading. In each child’s Reading Record there will be a Reading Challenge sheet. Once your child has reached each new stage they will be awarded a corresponding coloured badge.

Please remember to number each read so that your child’s efforts contribute to our reading challenge


Every week one child will be chosen to take Gerald home and spend the weekend with him. He will have a special diary which your child can write in whilst he stays with you. You can use photos or drawings to show what Gerald has been up to.  Please return this to school on Monday so your child can show and share their weekend news with the class.

Special Person

Every day one child’s name will be picked from a hat and chosen to be our Special Person. This child will be responsible for helping with jobs in the classroom throughout the day, including taking the fire log to the office and lining up first. They will wear a special badge and they can bring in a special item to show and tell at the end of the school day.