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 

Mrs Beattie in the Naranja room


Other adults in our bubble this year are:

Miss Marshall, Mrs Foreman and Mrs Clements




We will have a PE afternoon once a week outside. The day of the session will be weather dependent so please bring PE kits on a Monday and leave them in school until Friday.


The children will need 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
  • practise spellings
  • access online maths activities.


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 question bookmarks attached to the children's planners will provide questions you can ask to support the development of comprehension skills.


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.


To support the children's mathematical development they have access to the online programs NumBots and Abacus games on Active Learn.


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

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