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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 – Cookley Sebright Primary School

Hello and welcome to Year 1!  During this academic year your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school.  We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children. 

Teacher: Miss Yeomans

Teaching Assistant: Mr Day


English - The pupils are taught as a whole class with independent and supported learning activities.

There will be a Year 1 spelling list coming home for you and your child to regularly refer to. These are spellings that the government expect your children to know by the end of Year 1. Carrying on from previous years, your children will be exploring a variety of books to enhance their learning.


Maths – We follow Busy Ant for Mathematics using a mastery approach which involves teaching many aspects of Maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, time, measure and fractions. They will work formally and practically to support their learning. It is essential that your child has good knowledge of number formation and number recognition.


Homework Diary/Reading - Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes. Please remember to sign your children’s diary when you listen to them read.  Please also use this diary to convey any messages to us if you are unable to catch us in the morning or after school. Homework will be set on a Thursday and to be returned to school on the following Tuesday. As art of the homework set, there will be up to 10 spellings for the children to learn. These will be words the child is expected to know by the end of Year 1 or words relating to our English sequence.  Maths homework will be set through Mathletics.  Also, we will soon be introducing Reading Buddy that can be used for reading at home.

PE /Forest School- It is important that the children have the correct kit in school at ALL times. (White polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers and sweatshirt). Jogging bottoms need to be part of the kit as some of our sessions will be outside throughout the year. The children will have a PE lesson on Mondays in the Autumn term; this will be a double session working alongside Year 2. Year 1 will be attending Forest School for the first half of the Autumn term on a Thursday. For forest school the children need to be provided with old clothes including a long sleeved top, long trouser bottoms/leggings and wellies/trainers. As forest school is an outdoor activity and due to indeterminate weather waterproofs will also need to be provided.  Earrings should be removed prior to PE and Forest School sessions.


Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our EWO (Education Welfare Officer).  It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day.  Holidays in term time are not allowed.  In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.  

Daily Mile – The children (and staff!) will be participating in a Daily Mile to increase fitness and productivity.  ‘The Daily Mile involves each class heading outside to walk, jog or run around the school grounds every day, rain or shine, at whatever pace suits the child best. It gets children active with their friends and teachers, and refreshed for further learning.’ See for more information. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear for this and a waterproof jacket with them.

Parents Evening - This will be the week beginning 02.10.19 and 09.10.19.  More information on how to book a slot will be made available a couple of weeks before.

Snacks/Water - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a refillable water bottle. Reminder-we are a nut free school.

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either before or after school (although dismissing children from the classroom is a priority) or through the homework diary.

We look forward to working with you...  The Year 1 Team