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Homework Menu

Please click on the link to take a look at the exciting homework activities for Year 1 this term.Year 1 Homework January …


Across the year children will be given the opportunity to attend sports festivals. News of these will be posted here later.


Our football season will be starting soon so keep your eyes peeled for match information and team news.

Daily Mile

In the last school year we launched a new healthy initiative called the Daily Mile. Each day all children go outside and run, jog or walk for approximately 15 minutes.

It is a fun, sociable activity time which we hope will help to keep your children active and being physical everyday.

The government requires schools to get children moving for 30 minutes each day. The daily mile provides half of that required time and along with our new OPAL initiative at lunchtimes we are doing our best to ensure all children have the opportunity to be active daily.

The benefits for children are thought to be

raised attainment
improved concentration and focus
improved behaviour in class
it’s 100% inclusive
supports healthy bone and muscle development
improves children’s resilience and cardio metabolic health

If you would like to know more you can look at the website where there is more info for parents. (

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We have an enjoyable year ahead for your child and we are sure that they will enjoy the topics that we are covering. Year 1 is the first year of Key Stage 1 and the children will be formally assessed every half term.

Children will be ‘set’ for their literacy RWI lesson and will receive spellings to learn weekly based on a particular sound with a few HFW/tricky words to learn also. Reading books will be changed once a week. This will  be on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child has read their books. We listen to the children read every day, as part of their Read, Write Inc lesson.

In June all Year 1 children will be assessed in their phonics ability through the compulsory government’s phonics screening check. This check will assess your child reading 20 real words and 20 nonsense words. For further information about this or to help your child at home please visit here:

Children will be given spellings weekly to practise at home.

Thank you in advance for supporting your child with regular reading at home.

If you require any more information, please feel free to get in touch

Trip to Hardwick Park

We had a wonderful day at Hardwick Park on Wednesday 9th March. Even the wet weather didn’t spoil our fun! We started …