Year 1


Please see the photo above of the way we are beginning to prepare the classroom; this may help with the difficult decision as to whether to send your children back to school when we re-open.

Welcome to our class page.

In order to help parents to continue their children’s education as effectively as possible and to open channels of communication between home and school we are setting up class email addresses for each teacher. The address for your class is

As you are aware, teachers are posting learning tasks and links to educational websites on their class pages on a weekly basis. The email addresses can be used to ask teachers questions about the weekly tasks and about how to teach certain aspects of the curriculum. Don’t worry about asking questions that may seem daft; it’s much better to ask than to struggle on or to avoid certain subjects or topics.

I would not expect that there would be more than one or two emails per child per week. Please limit your emails to questions about children’s learning, and the tasks which have been posted each week and don’t return completed worksheets for marking. Teachers will not be responding with additional tasks for individual children.

Many thanks, Mr Waddington

Updated work 18.05.20

As you all know i have updated the work this week, This includes a phonics, english, maths and science for each day.

Please do as much as you can but it is completely fine if you dont get round to doing it all.

The science for this week is based on animals and thier habitats so any videos or books you have on animals would go really well with thier science learning this week.

Our English is based on the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. I have include the link to the book on bbc iplayer but if you have the book at home you can also read that.

Our maths is based on division, children may find this difficult. However, any sweet, objects or toys you have to aid them visually will help them.

Also if you need any help or support don’t hesitate to email the above email.

I would love to see what you are all getting up to over this time so please do not forget to share some photos on our twitter feed @HollinsGrundy. You could show me your art or cooking or PE sessions. I am looking forward to hearing and seeing everything you are doing. I am missing you all and hoping you all stay safe.

Miss Cuncarr

Who works in the class? Miss Cuncarr is the class teacher & Mrs Heald is the teaching assistant. Mrs Heald is an HLTA and teaches the class when Miss Cuncarr is not in.
What are this term’s topics? Watch out – the Aliens are coming!
When are spelling tests? Children in Year 1 do spellings as part of ‘Read, Write Inc’ when they are on yellow, blue or grey books. These will be once a week.
When are arithmetic/mental maths tests? In Year 1 children focus on mental maths strategies in autumn term. In the spring and summer term they do a mental arithmetic from a CD (which is timed and varies in the types of questions asked) on Monday each week.
When is homework sent out? English and maths homework is sent home each week on Thursday in their homework folder and should be returned on or before the following Tuesday.  A topic homework grid is sent home termly, please hand tasks in once completed.
What are procedures for reading books? Please read for pleasure daily with your child, little and often is best. Please ask your child questions about their book, and ask them to predict what they think will happen next.Children should bring their reading books and dairies into school daily.  Please sign the diary if your child has read. You can also include any other comments regarding their reading in the diary. Books for changing can be put in the reading box at any time.
When are PE days? This term PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. PE Kits should remain in school for the whole term, and will be sent home to be washed on the last day of term.
PE kit is …coloured house t-shirt (red, green, yellow or blue depending on house), black shorts and black pumps. Kit should be in school ready for every PE lesson. Please make sure that children’s PE kit is clearly named.
Rewards for hard work & good behaviour. All children can earn house-points for their house and for themselves. Smile & Good Work assemblies, Maths stars and Class reward charts are other whole school reward systems.
Consequences for lack of effort and poor behaviour Behaviour boards –  green – amber – red. Letters will be sent home for 3 lost Always tickets in a week.  Letters will be sent home for 3 Reflection Room sessions at lunchtime over a half-term.
Anything else relevant for your year group Year 1 will do a phonic screening test in June 2018.Please put spare underwear and socks in your child’s PE bag in case of accidents.We promote independence in Year 1, wherever possible. Please keep up the good work!


Star of the Day has been introduced to Year One to celebrate a range of achievements.


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