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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Meet the Team


Year Leader: Miss L Percy (Platypuses)

Teacher: Mrs C Hampton (Mon-Wed), Ms A Lithgow (Thurs-Fri) (Koalas)
Teacher: Mrs C Franks (Wallabies)
Teaching Assistants: Miss K Street, Mrs J Fallows, Miss K Nicolaides


Please feel free to catch any one of us on the door or book an appointment via the office. We are always very happy to offer support to all our families. 

Our Lessons

Meet the Monsters

Our Week

Each class has a slightly different timetable

Important Information for Year 1 Parents


· Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and record each read in their Reading Record Book. We have a significant focus on reading in Year 1 and would really value your support with this at home. For more information, see our 'GO WILD' section

· Your child must have their book bag and Reading Record in school every day
(please regularly check for letters, etc)

· Reading books will be changed and spellings will be handed out and tested every Friday. Please make sure your child has everything they need in their book bag


· All children in Year 1 come into school in PE kit on Fridays (kits will be sent home on Thursdays, please return them on Mondays). Earrings must not be worn on Mondays and Fridays for the children’s safety in PE lessons

· Please ensure that all belongings are clearly labelled, especially jumpers, PE bags, book bags, lunch boxes and water bottles


· We will be sending out weekly ‘Marvellous Me’ notifications to keep in touch about various things going on in our year group. Please sign up if you haven’t already (see the school office) and use the notifications to engage with your child about their week at school


· Regularly ask your children how they have shown the school values of being aspirational, resilient, kind and wise. We welcome any photos, drawings or notes of how your child has shown these values at home as well


GO WILD for Reading is Longfleet's brilliant home reading reward scheme for pupils in Reception and Key Stage One. We encourage every child to develop a love of books and, as it is such an essential life skill, we expect all of our children to read a minimum of three times a week. Thank you for your support with this. 

Saying the Phonics Sounds Correctly

Here is a useful video clip showing the correct pronounciation of phonemes (sound).
(This video pronounces the /w/ phoneme as 'wuh' - we teach the children 'wwww' without the 'uh' part!)

Listen to Our Lesson Theme Tunes

Once Upon a Story


Jackanory (We're gonna dig a little deeper, find out about the book...)

Maths (We're doing Maths, we're doing Monster Maths...)