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Welcome to Year 1

Information for Summer 2021


Your teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Berney and Miss Forbes. 


Timings for the School Day:

Start- 8:40

Lunch- 11:45-12:30 (Play at 11:45 and Eat at 12:10)

Hometime- 2:55

If your child has siblings in school, all children will arrive at the earliest start time and leave at the latest end time (see the table below). Doors will open 5 minutes before for all.



Foundation & Nursery

Years 1 & 2

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

Start time






11:45 – 12:30

Eat @ 11:45

Play @ 12:10

11:45 – 12:30

Play @ 11:45

Eat @ 12:10

12:15 – 1.00

Eat @ 12:15

Play @ 12:35

12:15 – 1.00

Play @ 12:15

Eat @ 12:35

Home time







PE will be on Thursdays. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their P.E. kit and also remove any jewellery, such as earrings, for this day.

As a reminder, PE kit needs to be:

  • Black or navy jogging bottoms / tracksuit bottoms
  • Black or navy shorts
  • A plain white t shirt
  • They can wear a black or navy tracksuit top or sports top too
  • Appropriate footwear for sport


Reading Folder Day

We will be changing reading books once a week only due to the current Covid regulations. Our reading folder day will be a Tuesday. Please do not send anything into school on any other day.



A homework menu will be sent home at the beginning of each term. Please complete the tasks throughout the term and send us photographs of things you have made. You can email these to us at or We will look forward to seeing what you get up to.






We will use SeeSaw as our platform to support home learning in the event of bubble/school closures or isolation.

The expectation is that all activities set by teachers will be completed. Please contact us if you need help or support.

Here is a useful video explaining how it works.

A Tutorial of Seesaw Home Learning For Parents.



Please keep them busy and productive by:

1) Reading, either real books or using Oxford Owl or Big Cat Library:

Oxford Owl

Click on class login at the top

username – cvy1

password – CVY1 (make note of the capital letters)

Big Cat Library

Username  and password are in your child's Reading Diary.


2) We have set lots of 2Do's on Purple Mash - your child's login is in the front of their reading diary

We have set new activities related to the topics we will be covering this term. 


3) The Government have set up a website for Home Learning :


4) White Rose Maths has fabulous weekly activities :


5) Watch the 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy video below. This is the book we are studying this half term. (See below)


6) Play some phonics games on the Phonics Tracker or Phonics Play websites. Follow the link and scroll down the page to find the games.


7) Complete some of or all of the tasks on the Summer Homework sheet attached below.

On the way home - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Books Alive! Read aloud the classic On the way home by Jill Murphy, Claire has hurt her knee but how? listen to her fantastical stories she tells her friends...

Y1 Homework Menu Summer Term


Purple Mash


In every child's reading record, there will be a username and password to enable access to the fabulous Purple Mash resources. There are lots of interactive games and programs for the children to use to continue practising many skills that we have learnt in class throughout the curriculum areas. You can access Purple Mash using most devices.

Here are some pictures of the displays that Year One have worked hard on so far during the Autumn term. The children are very artistic!

If your child s struggling to understand the current situation this is a nice book explaining all about the Coronavirus in child friendly language by the illustrator of the Gruffalo.

Useful Learning Resources

Oak National Academy


BBC Bitesize


Fun Science Experiments to try at home


Mental Maths Train Game


Shape Patterns game


Go Noodle are offering free videos to support physical and emotional well-being.  Lots of fun activities the children love to join in with at school.


Phonics Tracker Free Games:


Oxford Owl Reading Books


The Oxford Owl website has an excellent selection of reading books to read at home. There are also accompanying activities too. You can access them from most devices. Our class log in to access these brilliant resources is:

Username- cvy1

Password- CVY1

Collins Big Cat Books


Inside your child's reading diary, there will be a sticker with a username and password to access a fantastic e-library. 

For more information, please read the parents information letter. 

Collins Big Cat Parent Guide

Fab Phonics in Year 1!


In year 1, we love phonics! We are working hard to learn our letter sounds in our reading and in our writing. We have fun reading 'alien' and 'nonsense' words using our fab phonics to decode the word. 


Here are some useful links to support learning phonics at home. Have fun :)

For ways to support Early Reading and Writing at home, please watch the video below:

Still image for this video

Phases 2 to 5 Sound mats- we are trying hard to know all of these sounds by sight and use these in our writing too!

Fast Words and Common Exception Words

Letter Formation Guides

Topic Work (History/Geography, Art/DT)


This term, our topic is 'We Are Athletes'. We will be learning about the 4 parts of the UK and their capital cities as well as their surrounding seas. We will also be learning about our local area, focusing on human and physical features. Famous athletes that we will study are Rebecca Adlington, Tanni Grey-Thompson and our very own Dan Richards. Other facts we will learn include learning the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans.


In Art and DT, we will be looking at work by the artist 'Jackson Pollack'.

Contact Mrs Leadbeater and Mrs Goncalves using the form below. We will get back to you as quickly as we can. Thank you