Year 1 – Chestnut Class

Welcome to the year 1 class page.The year 1 teachers are Mrs Ward (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Andrews (Thursday and Friday) who are supported by Mrs Ingham.

Our Spring topic is: Near and Far

Please click the link for our topic web: Year 1 Spring Term Topic web 2019 Near and Far

Useful Information


Homework logs go home on a Friday and are due back in on the following Wednesday. The children have a homework grid of activities, related to our topic, to choose from.


Please read with your child as often as possible. Little and often is better than lengthy reads on a less regular basis. Please write in your child’s reading diary when they have read to you.  If someone else has heard your child read, they are welcome to write in the reading diary too.  It is useful for your child to read their book at least twice to help with their comprehension of what they are reading. When it comes to changing a reading book, please put the book and reading diary into the basket in the corridor by our coat pegs.


Phonics sessions are on a daily basis, when the children will also practise cursive handwriting of the letters linked to the sound we are working on.

Outdoor Learning

Forest School is on a Monday morning first thing.  To ensure the children get as much outdoor learning time as possible please bring your child to school in their Forest School kit every Monday, but please don’t forget their school uniform!


PE lessons are on a Tuesday and a Friday, but it is always helpful if PE kit is in school all week – just in case.

Useful links

Recommended reading list for year 1

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Please find below some useful links for Phonics games

Please find below some useful links for maths games