Year 1


In Y1 we made gingerbread men, but when we came back afterplaytime they weren't there.  We checked the cameras and found this...


We wrote them a letter and they said sorry for running away and came back.  After they had come back they let us eat them!




4 September 2020

Dear Parents / Carers

We are so excited to finally have all of the children back in school and back to a bit of normality. The children have all settled into their new classes extremely well and we are certain that we are going to have a fantastic year together.


· Please make sure that all clothing and footwear is labelled with your child’s name or initials. We encourage the children to take responsibility for their own belongings, however we know that sometimes mix ups do happen. By labelling their clothes we can quickly reunite clothing with their owners.

· Children must bring a water bottle to school each day. While we do have a limited number of cups available, they are single use only and must be thrown out each day. Water bottles are available from the school office.

· Your child must bring their reading book, reading record and book bag to school every day.

· PE is on Tuesday and will be taught by Mr Hennis, our PE Coach. For the first term children are only required to bring trainers or plimsolls to school (these are to be kept in a bag in school).

· The children will also have Forest School every Tuesday with Mrs Lee. If possible, we ask children to bring in a pair of wellies, however we do have plenty of spares in school so it is not necessary for you to go out to buy some especially.

· Each Friday a child will be chosen to take home our class puppy for the weekend – to be returned Monday. (Don’t worry, it’s just a teddy!) Our puppy loves cuddles and is the perfect companion for story time.

· If a relative or friend unknown to us is collecting your child from school, please let us know beforehand or inform the office. For your child’s safety, we will not be able to release children to adults that we do not know.


· Your child will bring home two reading books. One book is to practise their reading skills and should be read by your child and recorded in their Reading Record. This book must be returned to school every day.

· The other is a “Book for Enjoyment”. This is a book that your child has chosen themselves from our bookcase and can be enjoyed together. The children will choose this book on a Friday, to be returned the following Friday. The children will only be able to choose a new book on return of the previous.

· We will aim to change your child’s book on a Friday if we feel that they are confident reading it. We recommend parents/carers to try and read with their child a minimum of twice a week, more frequently if possible. Please write a comment in their Reading Record each time they read.

· Every Friday, children will be given spelling homework and maths homework, to be completed and returned the following Friday. This homework will be based on what your child is learning in class that week. The children will have a spelling test each Friday.

· In Year 1 we do not use SeeSaw, but a programme called dbprimary. Your child’s log in details and instructions have been sent home. Weekly homework will also be uploaded here each week, if you do not manage to get the paper copy completed. If your child is required to isolate because of Covid, their lessons will be uploaded here for them to complete to ensure they do not fall behind.

· Your child will also be given a project relating to our current topic. Each activity within the project will be worth points and you must earn 20 points to complete the homework. You will have until the holidays to complete this and it can be presented in a number of ways.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via the office or through dbprimary and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

We thank you for continued support.

Miss Smith and Miss Egglestone.