Year 1 Information

A warm welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Durnford, Mrs Crow and Mrs Herrington. We are looking forward to working with your child throughout this year. 

 
We will be learning about our local area of Penkridge, the Victorians and many more exciting topics. 
 
 
 
 
Things to Remember
 
Water bottles should be brought to school daily. We have drinking water in the classroom so water bottles can be refilled when needed.
 
PE
 
Our PE days will be every Monday and Wednesday. The children will need to bring into school at the start of each half term their full PE kit: black joggers, black jacket, white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. These will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. Please label your child's kit clearly with their name. Pupils with long hair will need a hairband to tie it back and earrings must be able to be removed by the pupil or please take these out before you send your child to school. 
Reading Challenge:
 
Children will have the opportunity this year to earn a rainbow of badges. Each half term if your child has read at least 3 times over each week they will earn a coloured badge, building up to a rainbow of badges as they progress through each term.
 
Home Learning:
 
For home learning this term, we would like children to build their fluency by accessing TTrockstars at least once a week. We would also like the to read at least three times a week whether this is their allocated reading book, a book on Bugclub, a library book or a book from home.  We will also send home spellings every Friday which are linked to the phonics the children have been learning that week and include some common exception words. A list of the common exception words for Year 1 can be found in the Year 1 Resources section.