Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Ellison

Miss Colley

Miss Ellis

Miss Banton

Miss McCann

Welcome to Year 1. 

We are very excited about the school year ahead and we promise to make it as fun and as exciting as possible for our lovely children.

Please make sure you are signed up to school spider for all school updates. Make sure you are also logged in to class dojo as we update this regularly. With class dojo you have the opportunity to message us with any questions you have regarding your child.


In year 1 we have:

Mrs Ellison and Miss Colley - 1SE

Miss Ellis - 1KE

We also have Miss Banton and Miss McCann supporting the children in the afternoons.


Weekly Timetable:


Day Event
Monday PE - Children to wear PE kits to school

Return Book Bags to school

Reading Books sent home


We encourage our children to read daily or as frequently as possible when at home. Please leave a comment each week in their reading logs.


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Reading Activities

Here are some fantastic links to further support your child with their reading development at home. 

Oxford Owl Reading Resources

Ruth Miskin Set 1 Speed Sounds and Spelling

Ruth Miskin Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling

Ruth Miskin Set 3 Speed Sounds

Phonics Play

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At Grove Street we follow a handwriting scheme called Letter join. The year 1 children are currently learning the curly catipillar letters. Please see the link at the bottom of the page for fun activities you can do to support your child with handwriting practise at home. 




NumBots: Appstore for Android

In maths we use the Power Maths programme. We are also extremely lucky to now be using an exciting game called 'Numbots' to support your child's maths education. The focus of the game is on improving addition and subtraction skills.

Your children should have already received their own personal login and password so they can access the game at home. If you have any problems with this please get in touch with the class teacher via class dojo.



Other Areas of Learning

Here are links to other websites that will help engage your child and keep them active and entertained.

101 Activities  - 101 activity ideas that do not involve screen time! 

Singing Resources

Fun Home Learning Activities

Fun Daily Activities

Watch Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventures | Prime Video  

Cosmic Yoga

Activities to Stay Active!
 - New activities each week! 

Mental Health

We understand the importance of children’s and adults mental health. Here are some tips and advice to support families and others mental well-being.

Tips if you are worried about Corona Virus - Every Mind Matters



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Year 1: Calendar items

Christmas Holidays, by Mrs Muise

Inset Day, by Mrs Muise

School Open, by Mrs Muise

Student Login