Support, Challenge, Inspire


Hello Year 1 and welcome to our class page!


Our Teachers

In our class our teachers are Mrs Chapman and Mrs Thackeray. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Whalley, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Jones. Miss Heath is our lunchtime supervisor.


Start and Finish Times



P.E. Days

Our P.E. days are on a Monday (as per the PE/FS letter) and every Thursday. Children can leave their PE kits in school on their pegs. 

Forest School

Forest School will be on a Monday. The class will be split into two groups, and each week they will either do Forest School or P.E. We will send a letter telling you which group your child is in. For Forest School your child will need; joggers, long sleeved top, wellies/boots, and as the weather gets colder, waterproofs and warmer clothing.


Group A will need their Forest School kit on the following dates:

4th Oct

8th November

6th December


Group B will need their Forest School kit on the following dates:

20th September

18th October

22nd November


Fruit is provided for free at break time, or you can bring in your own healthy snack from home. This could be some fruit, vegetable, rice cake etc. Every child should have their own water bottle for in class. This will stay on the tables so it is important that it is only water inside the bottle.

Reading Books and Homework

All of the children now have their own reading book. Please bring this in every day to school as the children will need these in class and we will also change them each week. The children should try to read for 5/10 minutes at home every night. Please make a comment and sign the reading record so we know how your child is getting on with their reading at home.  The new record books/diaries have a phonics section in the middle and a word list too that you can use to check off. 


Class Dojo

Please check Class Dojo regularly as we often send messages out on there. If you need us please also don’t hesitate to send us a message.


Autumn 1 Learning

In our first half term of Year 1 we will be looking at Place Value in Maths, following the White Rose Year 1 scheme. In English we are looking at rhyming words, which will include us listening to and singing lots of nursery rhymes. We will also be looking at the skills we need to write simple sentences, for example: capital letters, full stops, spaces between words. For our Topic based learning we are looking at our local area which is Dukinfield. This will be linked to our Science work where we will be looking at trees and plants. In History we are looking at our family.  If you have photographs of family members, we will need those. 


Things that you can do at home
Practise Phonics sounds by playing the games on this website, try the Phase 3 sounds.
Some online Maths games