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Welcome to Year 1

Important information:

Physical Education

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays and children will need to wear their PE kits on those days.
PE kit consists of a plain white or blue t-shirt, plain black or navy shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms. Trainers or plimsoles are needed and a school sweatshirt can be worn in colder weather. No jewellery should be worn on these days. 
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!
Phonics homework will be given out on Tuesdays. Maths homework will be sent home on Thursdays. 
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given for the following week. Your child’s score will be sent home. 
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:
Teachers: Miss Webster (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
 Mrs Richards (Wednesdays)
Teaching assistants: Mr Rafiq & Mrs Miah 

Summer 2 Writing 

Model text: A non chronolgical report - All About Tigers 

Practise this model text until you know it off by heart! Remember to use actions to help you do this. 


Bee's & Caterpillars groups: This is your model text 

Topic Homework Menu Summer 2
Summer 1 Writing 

Model text: A letter from The Queen!

Practise this model text until you know it off by heart! Remember to use actions to help you do this. 


Summer 1 Topic Homwork
Spring 2 Model Text for writing: The Enourous Turnip


Remote Learning Spring 2
Come and Play session for Year 1 parents

Now Covid restrictions have been lifted, we were delighted to invite our year 1 parents to come into school to join in with some PE games and play some board games with their children. It was lovely to see how many people turned up. The children were so excited and the parents had fun meeting staff and other parents. If you want to pop along and join us, please phone school to find out the day and time. Thank you, Mrs Richards

Trip to Woodhouse Ridge- Feb 2022

We walked to visit Woodhouse ridge to look at an environment which is different to our school environment. We had a geographical treasure hunt, looking for features such as houses, shops, road, fields, farms and woods. We also did some Science work looking for signs of Spring. We spotted snowdrops, daffodils sprouting and buds on some of the trees.

Visit from the Guide Dog for the Blind- 4th May 2022

Our Science lessons aare all about “ The Senses” this half term and so we invited someone to come and talk to us, about what it would be like to be blind and why this charity is very important. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from a lady called Thelma and her retired guide dog, Sabre. She came and told us how guide dogs were trained to help blind and partially sighted people. She talked to us about all the volunteers who helped to train the puppies, how the puppies were named and the sorts of tests a dog has to do before he or she can be matched to a person. We also got to stroke Sabre who was very well behaved. He was wagging his tail so much that he even brushed some children in the face- we all laughed as it was very funny! Thelma was delighted to receive a £45 donation from all the Year 1 families and staff and will be sending a certificate to say “Thank you”. We also learnt about what it was like to be blind from watching a video about a little girl called Nell. She had to have help from lots of different people but was still able to do gymnastics and roller skating with her sister. We watched her video that she made to teach people about blindness. She is even on the TV talking about the charity, guide dogs for the blind !

Spring 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Read all about what Year 1 are learning about this half term!

Spring 1 Model Text for writing: A character description of The Gruffalo.


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. 

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!