Welcome to 1RA & 1KL!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We hope that you have all enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your families. As we begin another term we would like to remind you about some important routines and rules to help things run smoothly. We hope that your child is happy and settled in class and feels comfortable in approaching the staff in our team. Similarly, as parents, don’t forget to please let us know if you have any concerns or important information to share.


We will continue to provide the children with a home reading book and this will be changed when the child has finished their current reading book. It is really important that the children read to somebody at home, for a short time as often as possible. We expect that they read every evening if possible.Please sign and date their reading record book each time and remember to send their reading book in their reading bag to school every day. Any comments you wish to add will be most welcome! In class the children will also join in group reading sessions.


Your child will bring home a simple homework task at the end of each week in their Homework book – this is a really valuable link between home and school. If there are any problems with tasks please come and speak to us or send a little note in with the work. Feedback is gratefully received! Homework will be given out on a Thursday and we will collect homework in on a Monday. Your child will also bring home a list of spellings each Monday. Please spend time together preparing for a spelling test on Friday.


Toast money is 20p a day (£1 a week) to be paid on Mondays.

Any other money, for example trip money, must be sent into school in an envelope which is clearly marked with the amount, what the money is for, your child’s name and their teacher’s name. Loose money can be lost or mislaid causing problems for children, parents and staff.


The children will do P.E. twice each week, usually on a Monday and Thursday. P.E. kits will be sent home each half term to be washed. Please return these at the start of the next half term. Please ensure all items of the kit and your child’s uniform are clearly labelled with their name as well as the bag they are in. Outdoor kits should be brought into school for the colder months (jogging bottoms / top).

Water bottles

Please ensure water bottles, with your child’s name on, are in school every day.


If your child needs an inhaler please ensure it is in date and in school. You will need to fill in a form from the school office if your child needs any other medication during school time.


Throughout the school year we will keep you updated on both school and class events. Please check your child’s reading folder each day for any letters – the children will not always remember to tell you!

Please find attached an overview of our learning curriculum to give you an idea of what we will be covering this half term in class.

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to another successful term working with you.

Miss Abbott and Miss Loughnane (Class teachers)

Mrs Hayward (Teaching assistant)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2017/18

End of Year Expectations for Year 1