Welcome to Year 1


Mrs Arnold
Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Philpott
Class 3 LSA

Miss Withers
Class 4 Teacher

Mrs Argyle

Mrs Buchanan
Class 4 LSA

Mrs Green



Year group information

Welcome to Year 1. This page will contain all the information you need for a successful year at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School


Our themes

Autumn Theme; Chomp, Stomp, Roar, Roar Here come the Dinosaurs.

Spring Theme; Once Upon a Time.

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Summer Theme; Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!

Dates and events

 Thurs 4th Apr – Easter Bonnet Assembly and KS1 Praise Celebration Assembly @ 9:15am

Year One children to perform The Tale of Three trees as part of the assembly.


Homework in Year One 

Homework will be introduced gradually through the year.


In year one we give out maths homework on Showbie on Fridays and it is returned the following Wednesday. Your child can choose a *, ** or *** rating to correlate with their attainment levels.  Children are rewarded with dojo points if their homework is presented neatly and shows their workings.

Doodle Maths

Doodle maths will begin after half term. A code will be sent home, and you can download the app onto iPads, smart phones or similar devices. Please encourage your child to play it as often as possible and support them to learn how to type their username and password.


In year one the children are encouraged to read at least three times a week, to develop word reading and comprehension.

Literacy or Phonics

English homework is given out on Wednesdays and it is due in the following Monday. At first, this will be phonics. Later in the year we will change to reading comprehension, again distributed on Showbie. Your child can choose a *, ** or *** rating to correlate with their attainment levels. Please complete the homework with your child in their English home learning books. Dojo points are given out if your child’s work is presented to a high standard and written in complete sentences. 


The majority of our Maths lessons involve practical number work. This includes counting forward and back to and from 100, recognising and forming numbers, identifying one more and one less to 100 and beginning to add and take away increasingly difficult numbers. You can support your child by including these activities in your everyday routine. For example, counting steps to school, recognising numbers at the supermarket or even taking away peas at the dinner table!


This year, both classes will be sending home a class teddy with a writing book – please encourage your child to have a go at writing in the book themselves.
When your child is writing at home, please encourage them to form their letters correctly and use finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.


All  for Phonics, which takes place daily. Children will be assessed regularly to ensure that they are making progress and are both challenged and supported in their learning. After half term, the children will be grouped across the classes to best support their  Instead, children will be given a list of “Common Exception Words” each half term. These are taken from the New Curriculum and are words that the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year One. We will test these words regularly to ensure that your child’s spelling is progressing. There will also be weekly words to read. These will be a range of real and alien words. Please encourage your child to sound out these words and blend them together.


Helpful documents

Welcome to Year 1 2018

Y1 annual overview meeting hand out 2018

Curriculum overview for year one

Y1 Common Exception Words

Common Exception Flashcards


Year 1 News