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Welcome to Year 1

Important information:

Physical Education

PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays and children will need to bring their PE kits to school on those days so that they can get changed into them. PE kit should consist of a navy or white t-shirt and navy shorts or navy/black tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Children will need pumps or trainers because we will be outside as much as possible.

Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book every Friday.

Books will be changed on Mondays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
Sharing a book at bedtime or reading a story to your child will help them develop a love for reading!

Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given for the following week. Your child’s score will be sent home. 

Phonics homework will be given out on Tuesdays. Maths homework will be sent home on Thursdays. 

Reading Eggs and Mathletics websites
The school has paid for all Year 1 children to use these sites at school and at home.
Log in details and passwords have been sent home. If you have lost your child's details please ask for another copy.

and finally....

If you have any questions about Year 1 and the things we do, please come and talk to either:
Teacher: Mrs Clayton/Mrs Richards 
Teaching assistants: Mrs Tweed

Spring term- some of our classroom displays.

Here are some of our lovely classroom displays, linked to the work we are doing in school. We have been doing lots of creative work, as well as written work.

Visit to Wrangthorn church

As part of our RE topic we were looking at the different features of the church . We walked up to the local church to see the Vicar and our Chair of Govenors who let us explore the church and told us about different features.

Autumn 2 - Cinema Hook

Today we had our whole school cinema hook! We had so much fun watching the film Cars and eating popcorn!

Autumn 2 Topic Homework Menu

Fancy a challenge? Why not have a go at something from our Topic Menu. Mrs Clayton will then choose a winner who will be presented with Homework Champion!

Autumn 2 Newsletter
Autumn 1 Model Text to learn: What's in Handa's Basket? 
Practise saying the sentences along with the actions you've learnt in class. 
Autumn 1 Hook - Handa's Surprise

Today we received an exciting letter from Handa! We took it in turns to guess the different fruits hidden under the cloth. Once we had guessed correctly, Mrs Clayton let us taste all the fruits from Handa's basket. There was a pineapple, mango, orange, passionfruit and avocado. The avocado was our least favourite!

Autumn 1 Topic Homework Menu
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Year 1 Spellings

These are the common exception words for Year 1. Look at the Spelling Menu and choose a method of practicing your spellings.

Advice for reading at home

Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online.

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me – Year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk



Oxford level 1


Oxford level 2


Oxford level 3

Light blue

Oxford level 4


Oxford level 5


Oxford level 6

In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:


I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!