Year 1 2020 - 2021

Miss Edwards

Welcome to Year 1!

September 2020

Welcome to Year 1!

Year 1 Parent Meeting -  Tuesday  8th September at 6:30 pm on Teams 

I am so excited to teach and get to know you all as my fantastic new Year 1 class!

I already know that we are going to have a fabulous year together, because I know you are all absolute superstars that are going to transition into Year One so well laugh

I have loved seeing the pictures some of you have sent me over the summer, of the great things you have been up to. It all looked very fun! 

Here is some information for you about Year One that you may find useful. I will go through all of this in our 'Teachers Welcome Meeting' which will be on Teams on Tuesday 8th September at 6.30 pm. Invitations will arrive via the email address used for our transition meeting. 


Reading: Children will be given a set day to change their reading book, this will either be a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and this will be the same day all year wherever possible. It is really important that children are reading regularly at home (daily if possible), for approximately 10- 15 minutes. It would also be very beneficial to your child if when reading, you could ask them some questions about their book, to see if they have understood what they have just read. Please could I also ask you to sign your child’s home –school diary when you listen to your children read and when they have completed their book? It would be really helpful if you can make sure your child's reading folder is in school every day. All children will complete guided reading in a small group with a teacher each week and where possible will read with a parent helper. 

Spelling: Spellings will be given out on a Monday and the children will then complete a spelling quiz the following Monday in which they will be tested on their High Frequency Words (HFW). These are the most commonly used words when writing therefore it is key that the children can spell these correctly from an early age. Spellings will be sent home on an ‘Autumn Term One spelling grid’ and can be practised using the ‘Look, cover, write, check’ method. Please encourage correct letter formation and high quality work from your child when you are practising with them.

Homework: During the first term in Year 1, my main focus is for the children to practise their reading and spellings to ensure they are becoming more confident. I will look to send out a small amount of more formal homework in the Spring term.

P.E:  Children should come to school in their P.E kit or a plain tracksuit on a Monday &  Thursday from WC 7.09.20. This could be their normal PE Kit consisting of green shorts or tracksuit bottoms, either the Whirley PE T-shirt or any white t-shirt with a pair of trainers and a jacket.   

Water bottles:  The children are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. Please only fill the bottle with water. Children will be asked to put drinks other than water back in their school bag to drink with their lunch as they have access to the water fountain during the day.

If you ever have any questions, worries or concerns please don't hesitate to come and speak with me or email me and I will be more than happy to help!




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Contact the School

Whirley Primary School

Whirley Road
SK10 3JL

Main Contact: Amanda Edwards - Head Teacher

Tel: 01625 783815

SEN Contact: Rebecca Gregory - SENDco