Welcome to Year 1


Mrs Green
Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Ingles
Class 4 Teacher

Miss Roberts

Mrs Philpott

Mrs Oakley

Mrs Pawley


Year group information

Welcome to Year 1. This page will contain all the information you need to have 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.

Dates and events

Thursday 14th Sept – Breaktime/3.15pm – Fundraising event/bake sale

Monday 18th Sept – 6pm – Parent information evening

Thursday 28th Sept – Trip – All Things Wild

Tuesday 12th Dec – 9.30am – KS1 Nativity and praise assembly

Wednesday 28th March – 9.15am – Easter bonnet/KS1 Praise assembly

Friday 15th June – Mrs Green collective worship assembly

Friday 22nd June – Mrs Ingles collective worship assembly

Monday 23rd July – KS1 Praise assembly



Homework in Year One 


In year one we give out maths homework on Fridays and it is returned the following Wednesday. Children are rewarded dojo points if their homework is returned earlier than Wednesday and also if their work is presented neatly and shows their workings.


In year one the children are encouraged to read everyday to develop word reading and comprehension.


English homework is given out on Wednesdays and it is due in the following Monday. Your child will be given a * 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 homework is returned early and 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 children in Year One are grouped across the classes 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. This year, there will not be a weekly spelling test. 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.


Letters home

September – Y1 Annual Overview
September – Y1 Common Exception Words
September – Common Exception Flashcards




star-of-the-week-300x287Year 1- Stars of the week
Class 3 (Mrs Green’s class) – Lindsay
Class 4 (Mrs Ingles’ class)  – Joshua



ks1-icon-1024-150x150Year 1’s top doodlers this week are:

Class 3 (Mrs Green’s class) – Seren – 79

Class 4 (Mrs Ingles’ class)   – Jacob – 661





Year 1 News