Welcome to Year 1!

The staff in Year 1 are:

Miss Williams 1W

Ms Reilly

Mrs Neale

Useful information:

PE kits will be provided and kept in school. We just ask that a named pair of pumps are sent in.

Reading books can be changed every day – but must be changed at least once a week.

Toast money (50 pence) should be brought into school on Monday for the whole week.

Homework Timetable:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spelling Check
Homework is given out Homework to be returned
Spellings are given out Spellings to be returned
Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed


If your child has misplaced their spelling homework please click on the right link below to print another copy:


Mrs Gopsill Miss Williams Mrs Neale Ms Reilly
continue reading continue reading continue reading continue reading


We encourage the children to bring their book bags into school each day. Reading books will be changed daily providing the home-school log has been signed. We have sent Maths and Literacy homework home for the first time today. Details of when to return homework can be found inside the front cover of your child’s homework book. Please encourage your child to write in pencil and to present their homework neatly.

Year 1 news...

Talk for Writing Story Maps

In Year 1 we have learned how to orally retell our new story ‘Little Jack’ using our own actions. We then worked with our learning partner to draw a story map which will later help us write the story.

Seaside Day

In Year 1 for our seaside entry point we dressed in our seaside clothes to introduce the new topic. It was lots of fun playing seaside phonics games and going on a treasure hunt for seaside pictures. In the afternoon we designed an ice cream and then ate it while listening to seaside music.

Easter Bonnet Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our Easter bonnet competition. It was a fantastic idea that was organised by Year 2. We had some really creative hats from children of all year groups.

Building Topic Exit Point

We had a fabulous morning showing everyone the buildings that we have made at home with our grown ups. Can you guess what each building is?

Fitness Friday

The children thoroughly enjoyed Fitness Friday on 29th March 2019. They started the day with a ‘Wake Up Shake Up’. They then participated in sporting activities throughout the day.

Comic Relief 2019

This year we wore odd socks for Comic Relief and all donated £1. We were even given the opportunity to enter a joke competition for 50p. All money raised was donated to charity. Take a look at some of our funky socks below:

British Science Week

On Thursday the whole school were lucky enough to take part in the Silly Science Workshops as part of British Science Week. It was so exciting, take a look:

Reading Rainforest Grand Opening

The Chester Zoo rangers have officially opened our ‘Reading Rainforest’. We have turned our library into a Rainforest after learning about animals that live in the Rainforest. We have promised to try our best to use sustainable palm oil.

KS1 World Book Day Parade

To celebrate World Book Day children dressed up in a hat or a T-shirt of their favourite books. Everyone had made such an effort with their outfits and we enjoyed working out which books they had dressed as. KS1 and F2 met in the hall for a costume parade to show off their creative outfits.

Food Topic Exit Point

To celebrate the end of our fabulous food topic in Year 1 we tasted different foods from around the world. We used a world map to locate the different countries and we found out which flag belongs to each country. It was interesting to discover that different foods are eaten around the world.