Welcome to 1RA & 1DW!

Dear Parents / Carers,


Welcome to Year One! We hope that your child will be happy and settled in class and will feel comfortable in approaching the staff in our team. Similarly, as parents, please let us know if you have any concerns or important information to share. This page aims to provide you with reminders and some new information about routines in Year One so that we can all enjoy a successful year.


We will continue to provide your child with a home reading book and this will be changed when your child has finished their current reading book. It is really important that your child reads to somebody at home, for a short time as often as possible. We expect that they read every evening. 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 your child will also join in group reading sessions on a weekly basis.


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 Tuesday. Your child will also bring home a list of spellings each Monday. Please spend time together throughout the week preparing for a spelling test on Friday.


We now promote a cashless approach to payments into school. Any payment to school must be paid through our online school gateway system. If you receive a letter from us about any event at school e.g. school trips then a payment option for individual events will become available on the gateway for you to pay. No money will be handled through the school office.


The children will do P.E. twice each week, usually on a Wednesday 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 are essential and should be brought into school for the colder months (jogging bottoms / top). All branded uniform can be bought from Boydells.

Rules (Class Charter)

The children in each class are aware of the school rules that are acceptable throughout every class. These rules are displayed around the classroom and a copy will be sent home to you in their Homework book. It would be very helpful if you could take the time to read these rules and discuss them with your child. They also sign their name at the bottom of a class charter!

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!


This year we have already got some school trips planned for your child to attend which we are really excited about!

Spaceport- Wednesday 17 th October 2018

Catalyst Museum- Tuesday 29 th January 2019

Knowsley Safari Park - Friday 21st June 2019

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.

We look forward to a successful year and hope that your child will enjoy being in Year One. Many thanks for your support.

Miss Abbott, Mrs Welsh and Mrs Dooley  (Year 1 Teachers)

Mrs Mort (Teaching assistant)