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  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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    01242 513659

Year 1 Archive 2016-2017

Welcome to Year 1!

Picture 1 Mrs. Chesworth - Coberley Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Kelly - Teddington Class Teacher
Picture 3 Miss Batsford (Maternity Leave)

What are the expectations of Year 1?

We understand that Year 1 is a big step from EYFS so we try and ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

  • We expect Year 1 to have lots of fun!
  • We expect Year 1 to respect others and be kind to their peers.
  • We expect Year 1 to have a positive attitude to their learning and support those around them.
  • We expect children to become more independent as the year progresses by…
  1. Sometimes working without an adult.
  2. Getting equipment for themselves.
  3. Get dressed by themselves, toilet themselves and do up their coat.


What will Year 1 be learning this year?

Please see Year 1 Newsletter and Topic Webs each term to find out what the children will be learning.


Which days will Year 1 have PE?

Year 1 will be having PE on alternate Wednesday and Thursdays and every Friday. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school and all uniform is clearly named.


What are homework expectations in Year 1?

At the start of Year 1 spelling homework will be given out on Monday and is to be returned to school on Friday. Children are also expected to be reading every night at home. Please write in your child’s reading record when they have read at home.

When children have settled into Year 1 they will also have Maths homework which will be given out on Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday.



When do Year 1’s reading records need to be handed to the teacher?

Reading books need to be changed daily by the children. Please ensure reading records have been written in every night. These will be checked throughout the week so children must have them at school every day.


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

Year 1 will be going on trips to Waitrose, the Literature Festival and the Science Festival. They will also have topic related trips throughout the year. Letters will be sent home nearer the time to inform you of these trips.