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We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are excited to return to school!

The Year 1 Team

Mrs Darroch – Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Smith/ Mrs Malik – Learning Assistants

Mrs Winter/Ms Mullin – Year 1 Teacher – Thursday/Friday (pm)


Please make sure that each day you bring into school your reading book and reading record. You will also need a water bottle (no juice please). Our PE days are Monday (outdoor) and Tuesday (indoor), please wear your PE kits on those days.



Homework will be set each week on Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday. Spellings will be tested on a Thursday.

Children need to read at least five times a week and make sure they have their diary signed by an adult. Children have the opportunity to visit the Library each week and are issued a Library book to take home. Please ensure Library books return to school each week so they can be changed for a new one.

Our Class Saint

Our Year 1 Class saint is Saint Francis of Assisi

He is the Patron Saint of the environment, animals, and birds because of the respect he gave to all God's creatures.

Educational Visit

In the Spring Term we are hoping to visit Ryton Pools to learn more about animals including humans.


Please see below the year 1 general timetable and curriculum overview for details as to what we are learning each half term.

Phonics Screening Check

Children will take part in a statutory Phonics screening check in June.

Please read the guide for parents document for more information.

links to helpful websites and homework guides: