Year 1

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Year One. We hope this provides you with everything you will need to know about Year One.  If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year One team.

  • Owls: Mrs Butcher (M, Tu) and Mrs Salmon (W, Th, F)  
  • Robins: Mrs Cooper (M,T,W) and Mrs Phillips (T,F)  
  • Teaching Assistants:  Mrs T Bradshaw, Mrs N.Islam, Mrs S Mobin, Mrs S Abdussamad.


We aim to make the transition between Reception and Year One a smooth one; by the time your child enters Year One in September they would have had many chances to meet their new teachers and have spent time in their new classes. Children will have access to a range of independent learning opportunities.


Children will be expected to bring their green book bags into school every day. Their book will be changed when they have read to an adult and a comment has been by made by the adult in their diary. As reading is an extremely important skill, we ask that you support us at home by reading as much as possible with your child and recording it in their reading diary with a comment and signature.


Every week, the class teacher will pick a star of the week. These are children who have worked hard throughout the week in terms of learning, behaviour and upholding the values of our school. Children will receive a certificate in our Celebration Worship to take home with them.

At our school we follow a positive reward system using green cards and Dojo points.

Children may be given a green card for effort, displaying our values, showing a growth mindset or great learning. The children add up their total number of green cards over the year and aim to achieve a bronze, silver then gold certificate which again will be given to children in Celebration worship.

Class Dojo is an online reward system. The children can earn Dojo points for good behaviour, working hard and following the school values.

Home Learning

Children are expected to read at home with an adult. Please ensure you write a comment in the reading diary when they have read with an adult and that reading books and diaries are in school every day.

Equipment needed

Please ensure that every child has the following in school every day:

  • A named jumper/cardigan and coat, especially in the cold weather
  • Water bottle
  • Book bag with reading book and homework book

*Please ensure everything is named*

Morning snack

The children are entitled to have a piece of fruit or vegetable as their morning snack.


In year 1, children are entitled to a free hot meal. There is a good choice of meals available and they can select on the day what they would like at lunchtime. They will be asked to state whether they are having a school dinner or a packed lunch every morning. If your child is bringing a packed lunch then the box or bag will need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. Anything your child does not eat will be kept in the lunch box.

School day

Registration        8:50am
Playtime             10:15-10:30am
Lunchtime          11:55-12:50pm
Hometime           3:10pm