Athelstan Community Primary School

To Be The Best That We Can Be

Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Teachers in Year One are:

Miss Wright in the Orange room


Other adults in Orange are:

Mrs Clements

Mrs Beattie in the Naranja room

Other adults in Naranja are:


Miss Durkin            Mrs Harrison-Roche               


   Miss Barnaby             Mrs Bennett                          




We will have PE each week. PE kits should be brought into school on a Monday and left in school until Friday.


The children will need an indoor PE kit of white t-shirt and back or blue shorts and an outdoor PE kit of white t-shirt, blue or black jogging bottoms and top, and trainers.



Our homework is to:

  • read to an adult at home at least three times a week
  • practise spellings
  • access online maths activities (the children have not been introduced to these yet).


This will help to ensure the children make the best possible progress during their time in Year One. 


Reading at least three times a week, or daily if possible, will help the children to progress with their segmenting and blending of words and to develop fluency in their reading.


The spellings set for the children are linked to their current abilities and support their development in phonics, reading and writing. We test spellings on a Friday. Please return homework sheets on a Friday. If using the look, say, cover, write, check method is not suitable for your child, please feel free to learn and practise the spellings in a different way. Under the Phonics and Spelling tab below you will find a document with alternative suggested spelling activities. On the back of the spellings sheet, it will be beneficial for the children to have a go at writing a sentence or two using the words. This will help with their understanding of how to use the word correctly in their writing.


Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. This will usually be linked to our topic.

Our Summer Topic - Glorious Gardening

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Subjects I will learn at Athelstan