Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Watkins-Smith

Mrs Watkins-Smith

1WS Class Teacher

Miss Hildebrandt

Miss Hildebrandt

1H Class Teacher




Welcome to Year 1!


If your child is in Team 1WS, their Class Teacher is Mrs Watkins-Smith. If your child is in Team 1H Class, their Class Teacher is Miss Hildebrandt. Year 1 Classes are supported by Mrs Strowbridge, Miss Atkins and Mrs Johnson, our Teaching Assistants.


Key Information for This Term 


  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day unless they have PE or Forest School, in which case, they should arrive wearing their kit. They will remain in their kit all day.

  • Children should not need to bring pencil cases, PE kits or other personal items to school. Children will be provided with their own stationery for use in school.

  • Children should bring a water bottle with their name marked on it.

  • Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with a free meal at lunchtime.

    There will be a choice of hot food and sandwiches each day.

  • Staff will encourage hand hygiene and positive hygiene practices throughout the day.





Children in Year 1 should be reading at home for a short time every day. Regular practise really helps them to become confident readers.


Reading books will be changed twice a week, with the children starting to become more responsible for choosing their own books as the year progresses. Please continue to sign the reading record books so that we know that your child has shared their book with you. We will send home a library book each week that your child has chosen themselves.


The children will also be given word activities or spelling patterns linked to their phonics, which they can access on the school website each week. We will review these with the children each Monday and let you know how they get on.


Maths activities will occasionally be set and will be chosen to support our current learning in the classroom. They may take the form of a simple game or activity which you can have fun doing with your child. Any homework will be shared and given a special stamp of achievement.


Useful Websites for Additional Learning




Children will have PE twice a week. Your child will need a full PE kit from the beginning of the academic year. 


Reception and Year 1 children will have PE in the School Hall, and therefore will need to wear their indoor PE kit to school. They will wear their PE kit all day and not need to bring their uniform with them.


In warm weather, children can wear black/navy shorts and a plain white t-shirt. In cooler weather, children can wear grey/navy/black leggings/jogging or tracksuit bottoms, a warm top (preferably their school jumper) plus a waterproof coat (no football shirts or multi-coloured kits).


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Forest School


Children will have a series of Forest School sessions during the term. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots from the beginning of the academic year. Children are to wear appropriate outdoor clothes to school, plus their school jumper or cardigan for the whole day, bringing an additional pair of shoes to wear indoors. 






To find out what your child will be learning this term, please visit our Curriculum page. For more information about the National Curriculum, simply speak with your child's Teacher or visit the National Curriculum website.


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