Year 1


Welcome to Year 1


 The Year 1 class is taught by Mrs Anna Pooley and Mrs Caroline Dinham.  Throughout the week learning is supported by Mrs Helen Staples and Mrs Vanessa O’Shea. 

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

 Autumn 2 2019

Our learning for this half term will be focused on the topic 'Special Delivery'.  To inspire our curriculum learning, for the majority of the term our learning will be based around the book – Meerkat Mail and as we approach Christmas, we will be moving on to the Jolly Christmas Postman.  More information about our curriculum coverage is detailed below.

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.