Welcome to Year 1

Our team includes Mrs Harris, Miss Nutt, Mrs Ewen Benns, Mrs Savage, Miss Page

Transition from Reception to Year 1

We realise that this transition is an important time for your child and we aim to make the experience a smooth, safe and happy one. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children had in EYFS. Key Stage 1 is different but we don’t make it too different too quickly. We still allow time for child initiated activities and value inside and outside learning.

Home Learning

Home learning will be set every Wednesday and needs to be returned by the following Monday. In year 1, we also send home a list of key words for your child to practise spelling at home. Spellings are beneficial as they allow children to identify and practise their phonics and tricky words along with supporting development of their reading skills whilst broadening their vocabulary.


Please sign and initial your child’s reading record each time you read at home with your child. If you wish to comment as well, that would be most welcome. The adults at school will support your child to change their reading book when needed, to ensure your child reads the correct sequence of books. However, if your child requires a new reading book sooner that this, then please let us know in the morning and we will assist them to change it.


The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school and that all times are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help getting changed quickly in school! We are very fortunate to have trained coaches who will be teaching the children PE this term.

Phonics screening check

In June, Year 1 children across the country are tested on their phonics/reading. They are given a variety of words, both real and made up. The children must sound out and decode these words, using the sounds that they have been taught. The children will do this on a one to one basis and it is very informal.

We are really looking forward to working together to ensure an exciting and successful year for your child. Please do not hesitate to come and see me or any member of our team either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.

Thank you for your support.

Pippa Harris


Please click here for the Autumn 2018 Curriculum map