Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Hildebrandt

Miss Hildebrandt

Irish Mails Class Teacher

Mrs Watkins-Smith

Mrs Watkins-Smith

Flying Scotsman Class Teacher

Procedures for school during lockdown - Summer 2020

Reopening School for Year 1 on 8th June

Whilst we will do our utmost to provide as safe an environment for pupils as we can, we remain in an unprecedented situation.We aim to be very clear and honest about what provision will look like to support families in making an informed choice about their child returning to school.



Children attending school will be organised into groups. Group size will depend on the numbers of children who choose to return to school. However, we will endeavour to remain below or in line with the maximum group size of fifteen pupils recommended by Department for Education guidance. With children of Reception age, you will appreciate that enforcing social distancing is not feasible. However, as far as possible, children will not mix with other pupils based in different groups.


Children will remain in the same group throughout the school day, including during lunchtimes. Groups will be organised by staff who know your children but there is no guarantee that your child will be grouped with classmates they are friendly with. As far as possible, children will not mix with other pupils based in different groups.


Once children are organised into the groups, there will not be opportunity to change groups under any circumstances.


Within groups, we will encourage hand hygiene and positive hygiene practices. We will organise classrooms with desks spaced out appropriately, reinforce key messages and work hard to maintain appropriate distances between pupils.


The classroom environment will feel very different to normal as we have had to reduce the resources available for pupils to engage with. This may feel very different to normal, when we have an array of toys, craft equipment and books for children to access. The resources that are available within the classroom will be cleaned on a daily basis. Children will be allocated individual desks distanced within the classroom space. We will avoid activities were children are seated on the carpet in larger groups.


Year 1 children will be asked to arrive at school at 8.45am. Their school day will end at 3.15pm.


Home Learning

We will continue to sustain home learning via the school website for those children who are either unable to or choose not to attend. Whilst this may be slightly different to the way we have managed this during the school closure for some year groups, we will endeavour to support families with as much as we can.


For queries about work set during the Covid-19 School Closure, please email between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.



During the lockdown, you can access online lessons on these websites:

Daily workout sessions with Joe Wicks

Story Time


Welcome to Year 1!


If your child is in Flying Scotsman Class, their Class Teacher is Mrs Watkins-Smith. If your child is in Irish Mails Class, their Class Teacher is Miss Hildebrandt. Year 1 Classes are supported by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Jones, our Teaching Assistants.


Children in Year 1 should be reading at home for a short time every day. Regular practise really helps them to become confident readers.

Reading books will still be changed twice a week, with the children starting to become more responsible for choosing their own books as the year progresses. Please continue to sign the reading record books so that we know that your child has shared their book with you. We will also continue to send home a library book each week that your child has chosen themselves. Remember that book bags need to be in school every day.

The children will also be given word activities or spelling patterns linked to their phonics, which they will bring home each week. We will review these with the children each Monday and let you know how they get on.

Maths activities will occasionally be sent home and will be chosen to support our current learning in the classroom. They may take the form of a simple game or activity which you can have fun doing with your child. Any homework should be returned to school to be shared and given a special stamp of achievement.



Children will have PE twice a week. Your child will need a full PE kit from the beginning of the academic year. The PE kit should be kept in school on the children’s peg and will be sent home at the end of every half-term to be washed.


  Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
PE PM - Irish Mails
PM - Flying Scotsman


AM - Irish Mails
PM - Flying Scotsman
Homework   Reading books changed     Reading books changed






Please download the curriculum overviews below to see what your child will be learning this term. For more information about the National Curriculum, simply speak with your child's Teacher or visit the National Curriculum website.

Files to Download

Year 1: News items

Year 1: Gallery items

Student Login