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‘Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where
roots grow and seeds flourish.’ Luke 8:4-15

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Class Information


Reading is a part of Year 1 homework, and your child must read the book given to them twice in order to develop fluency, practise their reading comprehension using the questions given in the book and recognise trickier words easily the next time they see it. Please date and sign your child’s diary every time you hear them read. Please remind them to put their reading pack in the blue box in the mornings, so that we can check the diary, move their face on our chart each time they have read and/or change the book. Children do not need to finish their book in 1 day; they can read a few pages every night. If by Friday your child has been heard read 3 or more times in the week, they will receive 1 house point. We will monitor reading at home and will be reading with children during different points in the school year.


PE - Wednesday and Thursday

Your child must come to school dressed in their PE kit. During warmer weather, we allow plain clothing consisting of appropriate length black shorts or leggings, a white t-shirt, socks and trainers and a school cardigan/jumper. During the cooler months, we allow plain tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a white t-shirt and a plain jumper with socks and trainers.


All jewellery must be removed at home and hair must be tied back. We can’t provide your child with tape to cover their earrings or jewellery.


Please provide a spare set of clothes including socks and pants.

At times, children can experience toilet accidents and we do not always have the correct sized clothing for your child to get changed into. Please label this bag which we will keep on your child’s peg at school.


Please ensure your child brings a book bag and water bottle into school.

Our classrooms have limited space and rucksacks or backpacks can lead to trips and falls as we do not have enough space in the cloakrooms to store them. Children have their own labelled drawer which is a perfect size for a book bag.




As mentioned, reading is part of this year’s homework along with weekly spellings which will both help with the end of year phonics screen check. Children will need to practise spellings weekly which will be set in a few weeks once they have settled into their new routine. Your child will receive a spelling book with their spellings listed and the quiz date will be on a Tuesday. Please do not use the book to practise in. Your child will also have a login card to a website called Spelling Shed which years 1-6 use. There are various games on there to help your child learn in an alternative way if you prefer. Busy Things will have a variety of games set on ‘Favourites’ where they can practise reading, spelling and maths learning which we have covered in class. These will be updated once we have covered more content and logins will be given out soon. If you require further homework, our class page will have objectives listed in the homework section which will provide some ideas of things you can do with your child at home to help cover skills taught in the classroom. I do not provide worksheets for children as practical games and interaction/talking with adults benefit children more at this age.