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Year 1 Christian Value: Hope

‘But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.'

 Isaiah 40:31

Welcome to Year 1!


Our class teacher is Miss Pilkington and our teaching assistant is Mrs Watson. 


Class Rules


In Year 1 our "Good to be Green" rules are:

  • We are gentle, we don’t hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings
  • We listen, we don’t interrupt
  • We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth
  • We work hard, we don’t waste our own or others’ time
  • We look after property, we don’t waste or damage things


We very much look forward to working with the children in Year 1, and hope they have a very happy, successful and rewarding year.

Year 1 2022-23


Children will be given some learning activities to complete at home to help reinforce the work being covered in lessons and to provide the children with the opportunity to share and extend their learning with adults at home. This is completed in their pink homework book which is given out on a Friday. Please return homework by Thursday.


Children in Year 1 will be given the following activities:

  • Daily reading
  • Weekly spellings to learn linked to our phonics sound of the week
  • A piece of numeracy work or MyMaths task
  • Occasional reinforcement activities (as and when needed)



We place a great emphasis on reading at St Laurence’s Primary School.  Children will participate in guided reading sessions with an adult twice a week.  It is very important that the children read every night. Reading record books should be signed by parents to indicate the page reached each evening and along with the reading book, should be brought into school every day. We aim to change reading books on Mondays due to the current restrictions surrounding Coronavirus and will provide each child with two or three books a week. Please try to hear your child read daily, even if it's only for 5 minutes so they can build on their segmenting and blending skills. Teach Your Monster To Read can be accessed for free on a computer but will only work on an iPad if you download the app. This is a fun way to help support your child learning to read.



We will be working hard on phonics this year. At the end of the year, there will be a national phonics screening check. There are a lot of resources available online if you would like to work with your child. We will recap on phases 3 and 4 of Letters and Sounds and begin to learn phase 5.  The children all seem to like Obb and Bob (very badly behaved aliens)! Their game can be played free online for free at:




  • Children can achieve stickers, team points and dojos
  • Children can achieve dojos for their work, for good effort in a lesson, outstanding behaviour, care and courtesy, helpfulness to others and for following the Good to be Green class rules.  The number of dojos are recorded for each child and rewards will be given for those earning 25 and then 50 dojos. 
  • Children can also be nominated for the Friday worship stickers.  Children can be nominated by any member of staff or welfare assistants.  For outstanding effort or success children may be awarded the Superstar award and children can also be nominated for our Writer of the Week award. 


Equipment (Please ensure all items are clearly named)

  • School bag
  • PE kit in a suitable bag: White T-Shirt, Blue or Black Shorts and Plimsolls. Our PE day is Wednesday. No jewellery should be worn during PE. If children have pierced ears, earrings should be removed at home in order to participate in the PE lessons. Long hair should also be tied back for safety reasons. Please ensure that PE kits are in school and all items are named. If PE kits are not in school, unfortunately children will not be able to participate. Children are required to wear pumps for PE.
  • Winter uniform: White or Light Blue Shirt or Blouse and Tie*, Long or Short Grey Trousers / Grey Skirt or Pinafore, Royal Blue Pullover or Cardigan
  • Summer uniform: White or Grey Socks, Shoes or Sandals. Royal Blue/White Gingham Dress, Royal Blue or White Polo Shirt  *The ties are blue with a stripe (elasticated) for Early Years. (Both are obtainable from school.) 



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