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Welcome to Year 1

What a strange time it has been but we still been having lots of fun at school. For those of you lovely children that haven’t been able to join us, don’t worry, we’ve been working hard to make our school just as fun as it always was.

Starting a new year group can always be a little bit of a worry but stop, take a deep breath and think about all the fun we’re going to have.

Next Year, we are starting an exciting new phonics scheme and we cannot wait to play all the games with you. Over Summer, it would be amazing if you could go on the website and even YouTube to watch some of the fantastic Monster Phonics videos.

Over the summer, we would love you to make your own monsters, just like the ones in our new monster family. Take some pictures of you and your monsters; in the woods, on the beach, in the country side anywhere exciting! and send them to the Year One Email address ready for September.

Just a little heads up, as there will be little changes to our school routine along the way. When children go to the Boulter Building, they will need to wear their own coats outside during COSMIC. Although we will do our best to keep children away from mud, don’t wear best coats. As usual we will provide foot wear, which will be cleaned as part of our routine.

Children will not be able to keep PE kits in school so please either wear PE kits or bring it with them with you on their day. You will be text when you PE day will be during the week.

Sadly, book shop is unable to run at the moment but we will keep you posted.

Don’t forget to stay safe and enjoy yourselves.

A massive thank you from Mr Wood, Miss Laskey and Miss Bentley 😊

Click here to view or download the Year 1 welcome to parents leaflet

Our new Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Bentley! I am really excited to meet you all and I can’t wait to start our adventure together in Year 1. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and finding out about some of your favourite things. When I am not at school, I love to draw and paint and my favourite colour is blue. I also love to read and my favourite book is Giraffes Can’t Dance. Fun fact – I have a little dog called Melvin and we like to go on lots of walks together. My favourite animals are dolphins but you can’t tell Melvin that as he thinks he is my favourite. I know we will have lots of fun together next year! I hope you are as excited as I am, see you soon Monkey Trees!

Home Learning - Archive

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Home Learning

We find ourselves in the very unusual situation of having to ask the children to work at home for the coming weeks.

As a team, year 1 will be contactable via our year group email:

This will be checked daily during term time and between the hours of 9am and 3pm. If you have any questions regarding the workbook or the home learning pack, drop us a line and we will do our best to support you with an answer.

To help support your child at home please view our

Web Links Page or our Online Learning Resources Page

Here is a non-exhaustive list of FREE online education resources. Some require registration.

Education City

– See individual login details on pack.

A flexible range of teaching resources for your education needs wherever you are.


see sheet regarding free month subscription

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Oxford Owl for Home

– free eBooks upon registration

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.


Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes