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Year 1

Welcome to Year One - Summer Term 2021

Class Teachers – Miss Cotter (Mon-Wed) Miss Whyte (Wed-Fri)

Ms McCall (one-to-one) Mrs McKernan (one-to-one)

Miss McKevitt (one-to-one)


Welcome to Summer term in Year One!  The children have enjoyed settling back into school life and seeing their friends.  We gradually eased the children back into our school routine, whilst assessing what they could do at the end of Spring Term.  We have adapted our planning and groups to reflect our most recent assessments and each child will have had a new reading book to read over the Easter break.  Please look in the curriculum folders for more information on what we will be covering during the Summer Term.


Year One - start and end times:

Start time: 8:45 am

Finish time: 3:00 pm


Reading books - your child will be bringing home a Read Write Inc phonics book at least once a week.  They should be able to read this independently with little support.  It is important that they read this daily to improve their fluency, which will greatly support them during our phonics sessions.  They will also have an Oxford Reading Tree book - closely matched to their phonics group.  Please support your child to develop fluency and understanding when reading this book at home.  If you feel your child is struggling or finding it too easy, please inform a member of staff.  There is more information on how you can support reading at home in the 'Parent's information meetings' folder.


Google Classroom - we will still be using google classroom for homework each week.  Your child will bring home a paper copy of the homework and it will be posted on google classroom.  We please ask that homework is not returned to school, however you can upload photographs of the homework to google classroom for staff feedback.

Just to remind you, your google classroom username and password are in the front of the home learning book you took home last term.  If anyone has any issues logging on please email year one teaching staff direct. 


PE - PE lessons will remain on a Wednesday afternoon, however for the next couple of weeks it will be on a Monday afternoon (due to Yoga in the hall).  To ensure we have optimum time for PE during the lesson, we please ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit.  They can wear tracksuit bottoms and jumpers if the weather is cooler.  During the summer term we may have some PE lesson outside so please ensure footwear is appropriate.  


Book bags - please ensure your child brings their book bag into school daily, that way any letters/drawings/work can be taken home when necessary.  If you have anything that needs to be given to staff and it is in your child's book bag, please inform a member of staff in the morning so that we are aware.  


Water bottles - we encourage children to bring in named water bottles daily.  We ensure they have access to water at all times and they are regularly prompted throughout the day to have a drink.  If anyone feels their child needs to drink more water during the day please speak to a member of staff.


Thank you for all your continued support and hard work over Spring Term with your children.  We are looking forward to an enjoyable final term in Year One.


If you have any questions or concerns please email a member of staff and we will get back to you as soon as possible: 


Staff emails:

Miss Cotter -

Miss Whyte -


Year One Staff



Demonstration Video - how to log on to Google Classroom

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