Year 1 Class Page

Welcome to Year 1
Beech and Birch 
On our year group page, we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Year 1 curriculum and useful resources for both parents and children.

Miss Collinson, Mrs Johnson & Mrs Phillips

Miss Alice Collinson

Birch Class Teacher (Monday - Thursday)

Mrs Emma Johnson

Beech Class Teacher

Mrs Emma Phillips

Birch Class Teacher (Friday)

Our Teaching and Learning Support Team
Mrs Nikki Smith

Higher Teaching and Learning Assistant

Mrs Lisa Couling

Teaching and Learning Assistant

Mrs Maggie Ward

Teaching and Learning Assistant

Mrs Danni Brown

Teaching and Learning Assistant

If you would like to get in contact with us, please send us an email or contact us through your Class Dojo account and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Key Dates
Summer Term  2023
Monday 5th June 2023 - Return to school for the final term
Wednesday 7th June 2023 - Tempest class photos 
Week beginning 12th June 2023 - Phonics Screening
Thursday 22nd June 2023 - Y1 Wembury trip
Monday 26th June 2023 - Key Stage 1 Sports Day - scheduled for the afternoon.
Wednesday 28th June 2023 - Reserve Key Stage 1 Sports Day.
Monday 10th July 2023 - Transition to Y2 afternoon
Friday July 14th 2023      -  Reports sent home
                                                      - Summer Disco KS1 4.30 -5.45  
Thursday 20th July 2023 - Last day of summer term
Year 1 Summer Term Curriculum Map
Physical Education

Tuesday/Friday - Outdoor PE
Thursday afternoon - Swimming
P.E Kit
 Please can you ensure that your child comes to school with a named PE kit on the above days. This includes the following:
* A white t-shirt
* Navy blue shorts
* Socks
* Navy blue tracksuit (for winter) 
* Sports trainers that provide full support (no fashion brands please)  

A simple named bag with a draw string is a convenient way of carrying and storing PE clothing. For safety reasons earrings must be removed or taped over during PE. Hair must be tied up for PE.



A tankini or one-piece costume for girls.
Swimming trunks or shorts that come above the knee for boys.
Rash vest if required.
A towel.
Goggles if required.
Something warm e.g. their school PE tracksuit to change into afterwards.

NOTE: All items need to be named and in an appropriate bag.

On our swimming/ PE days, please could we remind parents to tie long hair up and apply sun cream before school.

Thank you for your support.
Year 1 Long Term Curriculum Map
Year 1 Summer Term 1 Home Learning Grid
 Reading at home

Your child will have three separate reading books to take home each week.


1)     Core Story Book – Oxford Owl eBook (online)


After your child has finished reading a story book in class, their reading teacher will issue the same book for your child to read via our online eBook service. These will be issued every 3/4 days. You will find your child’s log in to Oxford Owl in their reading diary. After reading the story, there will be a quiz to complete to support comprehension. Your child will have worked hard to learn to read this book in school so please celebrate their success in reading it to you fluently! Please add this to the reading diary and write a comment. An adult may need to read the questions.


2)     Book Bag Book


This book will be changed every Friday and can be found in your child’s book bag. Our Book Bag Books build upon the ideas of the stories your child has read in school. Explanations about how to use the books can be found in the cover. Please read this guidance carefully and rehearse the sounds and words with your child before reading the story. This will aid fluency development. Your child may need some support in reading this book but it will contain sounds they are familiar with and therefore should be read to you independently. Please support your child to read this book to you at least twice over the course of a week and write this in your child’s reading diary, dating 1st and 2nd read with a comment to staff if appropriate. You should notice an improvement with each read.


e.g Scruffy Ted gets lost – 1st read - **/**/** Read all of the red words.

                                2nd read - **/**/** Used a great story teller voice.


3) A reading for pleasure book


This book is designed to promote a love of reading for your child. They choose this book independently based on their current interests. We have a wide range of both fiction and non fiction that the children can select from.

Your child is not expected to be able to read this book independently as it may contain sounds that they are not familiar with. The purpose of this book is for your child to share this with an adult and to discuss the text and pictures with interest. They can read this book once at home before bringing it back into school to be changed. 


 Please ensure your child has their reading book and diary in school every day. 
Year 1 Spelling and Handwriting 
Year 1 'Getting to know you' Powerpoint
Phonics useful links
E-safety resources