Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Martin

Year One Teacher

Mrs Wisinger

Year One Teacher

Welcome to Year One with Miss Martin, Mrs Wisigner and Miss Beadsall.

We have had a excellent start to the year and are looking forward to our next stage of learning together. We are exploring two big questions throughtout Autumn Term. Where do you belong? Way up high, way down low which way do you want to go? These questions stem from our whole school theme 'Look up, Look out, Look beyond.'

Our text for the first half term was Paper Planes by Jim Helmore. We have written some beauitful friendship stories inspired by the Model Text. 


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Year 1 Routine

In Year 1, we want to help the children to develop their independence. Please encourage your child to hang their coat on their peg along with their P. E kit. Each child has a labelled drawer in the classroom, where they can put their book bag. 

There is a trolley inside the classroom for lunchboxes to be stored and wallets for snack can be placed until break time. 

We provide free fruit for all children at breaktimes. Alternatively, you can send your child with a healthy snack for break or change can be sent in(please label purses/wallets), so your child can purchase a hot snack. 

Children will not need more than around 60pence at a time for snack. We will provide a price list in the Year 1 window. 

Reading in Year 1

We aspire to provide your child with a rich and varied environment that offers lots of opportunities to read a range of texts, this may be on the Interactive whiteboard, Ipads or books. Each week they will complete a group guided read. We are now introducing a pre and post-reading task in class in order to allow children to prepare for the text and delve deeper into a text. You may see the same guided read text title in their home reading diaries for two consecutive weeks. This will be planned in order to develop fluency and vocabulary.

We appreciate the time that you put in at home to support your child plays a crucial part in their development as readers. Thank you for supporting your child in their reading at home. We encourage you to continue to make this an enjoyable, special time with your child.

Your child will choose three reading books each week to bring home. These will be from your child's current book band. We would like all children to have 5 opportunities to read at home through the week. The reads do not have to be exclusively books from school. We are aiming to engender a love of reading  and therefore would suggest that school readers can be read and re-read on different evenings to develop fluency and confidence.

In your child's weekly guided-read, we will write in their reading record. It is therefore important to send these into school every day. There is space for you to comment on your child's enjoyment of books or progress but we would also encourage you to come in if you wish to discuss reading.


Mathletics is a brilliant resource for children that school has invested in. Your child's login details are attached into their reading diary. Year 1 have begun to really get on board with Mathletics last term and we hope that you will continue to regulary use the website to support our class learning.


We will give out a Maths and Spellings homework every Friday which will be due in the following Wednesday.

P.E wll be on Monday  and Fridays, please make sure your kit is always in school.



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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650