Welcome to Year One

Welcome to Year 1


A very warm welcome to Year 1’s class page. I hope you enjoy hearing about all of the exciting things we are doing this term as well as looking at our photographs. 

This term our History topic is 'The Titanic' our Geography topic is 'Wonderful Weather' and our Science topic is 'Materials'.

Year 1 will be visiting the Maritime Museum to launch their new history topic 'The Titanic'. They will be attending a workshop and learning about Polar the Titanic bear.

In PE we will be focusing on gymnastics. 



 Year 1 Staff

Mrs Kavanagh (Class Teacher) and Ms Newsham (Learning Partner)


 What we are learning about...

This year we have three exciting topics:-

Autumn Term - History- Nurturing Nurses, Geography- Our local area, Science - Animals including humans.

Spring Term -  History-The Titanic, Geography- Wonderful weather, Science- Materials and seasonal changes.

Summer Term - History- Toys old and new, Geography - Our Country, Science- Plants


Water Bottles

It is important that your child is hydrated throughout the day. Therefore we ask that your child has a water bottle with them in class every day. The water bottles should be taken home at the end of each school day to be washed and returned with fresh water the next day. Please ensure that your child’s water bottle is clearly labelled. In addition, it is important that your child only brings water in their water bottle please.


Healthy Snack

Your child may bring a small healthy snack with them in their book bags each day. Please ensure that it is a healthy snack as we promote healthy eating throughout school. Can snack please be labelled to avoid any confusion.



We have P.E on Thursdays.

Children take part in PE every week. The indoor kit consists of green shorts, white Summerhill t-shirt and black pumps. We will try to do PE outside every week. If you would like your child to wear a navy or black tracksuit in the cooler months, please bring them in school.  Please ensure that PE kits are kept in school at all times. We will send PE kits home at the end of each half term for it to be washed and ready to be returned when your child comes back for the new half term. Please ensure that PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name. In addition, please ensure that any earrings are removed for P.E.



Please ensure that all of your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with their name.


Make and Bake

Each term we would ask for a contribution of £3 Make and Bake money.



Homework will be given out every Friday, and should be handed in on a Wednesday. Homework will be set on abacus online or your child will be given spellings to learn.




We continue to encourage the children to practice reading at home. We will try to ensure that your child has new reading books every week. In addition your child will have the opportunity to take a library book home alongside their school reading books. Hopefully your child will enjoy this opportunity of reading a wide range of books. 

Please remember to write a comment in your child’s reading record each time they read at home.



We can only administer medication that has been prescribed for your child. This will only be done once you have completed the required forms at the school office. If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school.  We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines eg. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.


Attendance and Punctuality

Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary.   Also, the children must be on the playground ready for the school bell at 8.55am. This enables the children to be settled in class, ready for the school day to start.  It is not nice for the children to be late or off unnecessarily as they miss out on what is happening in school.

Website and Permission forms

Our website is updated regularly with news of what the children have been doing and the topics and Creative Learning.  Photos are put on regularly.  If you have any changes to the permission that you may/may not have given for photographs on the website or in newspapers, please let me know and we will amend our records.


Come in and speak to us...

We understand that it is sometimes difficult to speak to us in the playground or after school. If you have any questions, concerns or queries please do not hesitate to phone school or come in and speak to us.


The Year 1 team are very excited for this year!

Mrs Kavanagh and Ms Newsham