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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers – Miss Whyte (Mon-Wed)

Miss Cotter (Wed-Fri)

Teaching Assistants – Miss Turner, Mrs Ledson (Mon, Tue) Miss Croughan (Wed-Fri)



Welcome to our Year One class page.  Here you will find all the information about our routines in Year One and what your child will need - for more information about each subject please check the curriculum subject folders.



Children can be brought to school from 8:40am until the gate is locked at 9am. Children are to enter school via the class door on the Reception outdoor area. Children are to be collected at 3:15 pm – parents to gather by the gate on the main playground where children enter school in the mornings and not outside the classroom door.  We call the children out, one at a time, as we see someone to collect them so please be patient.  Please ensure the office have up to date contact numbers and inform a member of staff if someone new will be collecting your child. 


What should my child bring into school?


Your child should bring a school book bag into school each day.  This needs to be a school one so it will fit inside their tray.  Children are permitted to bring a named water bottle into school daily and can bring in a healthy snack for each break time.  There will be also be fruit provided in school for the children each day and drinking water will be available throughout the day.   Children also need to bring in their smaller plastic reading wallet that was given out at the beginning of the year. This will contain their reading books for that week so please check them and ensure you are reading with your child each week.


Physical Education:

PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons, your child is to come into school on this day in their PE kit.  This should be the school PE kit (purple shorts and white t-shirt).  If it is colder weather they may wear black tracksuit bottoms.  They may also wear trainers on this day instead of their school shoes.


Reading books and homework:

Reading books will be given out each week.  Your child will be placed in a Read, Write, Inc phonics group and will have an additional book bag book matched to their group level.  The book they take home is the book that they will be reading in their phonics group, therefore it is important that they practise reading it at home. They may also have an additional book for extra practise.

Home work will be sent home every week in your child's homework book.  This is to be returned into school by the following Wednesday.  Spellings will also go out on a Friday to be learnt for a spelling test the following Friday.


Keep checking the website for regular updates. 




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