Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Potts

Mrs Porter

We have had another busy week! In maths, we started a new unit of work on time and have been exploring the concepts of before/after and yesterday/tomorrow as well as learning the days of the week and months of the year. It would be really useful if you continue to practise this with your child at home please (for example what day was yesterday/what day will it be tomorrow/if today is Sunday what was yesterday etc)

In English, we wrote a diary entry for the bear in the big city and have been practising spelling our Year One high frequency words.

Today we enjoyed a visit from Jess from Coram Education who brought Harold the giraffe along to do a PSHE lesson on our wonderful bodies.

The highlight of the week was our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed day on Thursday. We enjoyed lots of fun activities at Helsby Scout Hut as well as some unusual “PE” on the park and today we were able to taste test our chocolate recipes – yummy!

This week’s homework is reading please. We will aim to change phonics and reading books on Monday.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • PE will be on Monday. Children should come to school in their PE kits please with long hair tied back and all earrings removed.
  • On Tuesday, the children will spend the day in Year Two in readiness for September. They will line up by the Year Two door on Tuesday morning. 

Diary dates:

  • Tuesday 16th July, 9-10:30am – Year One “Stay and Learn Maths” – following on from the success of our autumn term “Stay and Read”, we are inviting one adult per child to join us to share some maths activities. We hope that you can make it!


Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Ps




The children also enjoy these games that practise phonics









The children enjoy these games that practise phonics



and Teach Your Monster To Read 






Key words (Common Exception Words) are in the files section for you to practise reading and spelling.



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Files to Download

Year 1: News items

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Year 1: Blog items

Weekly Newsletter, by Mrs Ellis

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Year 1: Calendar items

Wk3 lunch menu, by Mrs Tregilgas

Y3 at Anderton Boatlift, by Mrs Tregilgas

Wk1 lunch menu, by Mrs Tregilgas

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Headteacher: Adam Khan

School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis, Mrs S Tregilgas & Mrs C Williams

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