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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page

Class Teachers: Mrs Pritchard (Monday - Wednesday)

                            Mrs Hemsworth (Thursday to Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Austin (Monday and Tuesday)

                                 Mrs Cetin (Wednesday to Friday)

Class Governor: Mr Warburton



Autumn Term 2


PE days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure you send your child to school in their PE kits on these days. 


Books are changed every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that books are in your child's bag every day, but especially on a Monday and Thursday. The children will bring a book home that is phonologically decodable ('A book I can read') and a book from our interest baskets ('A book to share'). The 'book I can read' is to be read throughout the week. Research has shown that repetition is a key factor to learning to read fluently. Please try to listen to your child reading this book as often as possible. The book to share will be purely based on interest. It may be too difficult or too easy for your child to read, however it is purely to help develop a love of reading and to instil 'reading for pleasure'. If you would like access to more books then please use the following link:

The Site to visit for Collins Big Cat online books is: click on the Teacher portal and enter: 


Password: $tGeorges2020 and click Login.

Your child will also bring home a 'tricky word pot'. Please help your child to learn how to read these tricky words at home. Tricky word practice can replace a night's reading. We will change your child's tricky words every Wednesday, so please make sure pots are in their bags on these days too.

We will be starting our 100 nights reading challenge soon. 


We learn cursive handwriting at St George's. Download an alphabet in cursive font here.

For phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats, click here


Our topic this half term is 'Superheroes'. We will be learning about the lives of real life superheroes such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  

Our key texts in literacy will be 'Avocado Baby' and 'Supertato'.

If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to email or send a note in with your child. Appointments to speak to one of us can be made at the school office.


5th November 2021

The children have been learning all about seasonal changes in science. On Thursday we went outside to look at leaves and other seasonal changes more closely with a magnifying glass. The children really enjoyed slowing down and looking more closely and carefully at the world around them. On Friday, because it was Bonfire Night we did a rocket experiment. We mixed vitamin tablets and water in flip cap bottles and watched the bottles fly into the air. We filled one bottle up to the top with water, one bottle was half full and the other bottle was a quarter full. The children made sensible predictions as to which bottle they thought would go the highest and then recorded the results in pictures.