Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Marshall

Mrs Harrison

Welcome to Year 1!

Mrs Marshall, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Finch, Mrs Wood and Mrs Minghella welcome you to

Year 1

Here you will find out all about Year 1.


We hope you have had a lovely summer break and are feeling refreshed. We are looking forward the year ahead and can't wait to teach you the exciting things we have planned. 



Year 1 News

21st September 2018

Another great week in Year 1. We had a nasty surprise on Monday morning when we arrived in our classroom to find that our Three Bears Cottage had been completely ransacked!! Luckily after some investigation we found several items of evidence which all pointed to the same culprit...Goldilocks. We have spent the week investigating and helping the Police by writing lots of questions for them to interview her with. We also made some wanted posters to help catch her!! In maths we have been finding one more and one less than a number. We have completed some excellent activities and are doing really well with this objective. 

Some childen in the class have some spellings to learn in addition to their usual homework this week. Please don't worry if your child has not brought home any spellings this week. They will have their first spelling list next week. 

Congratulations to Anna and Ewan who both were presented with certificates in assembly for showing great examples of our CARE school values. Congratulations also go to Bethany for winning Star Writer for her excellent questions for Goldilocks. 

14th September 2018

We have had a wonderful and very busy week in Year 1. Mrs Marshall and Mrs Harrison have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into a routine and have been working really hard on their activities. This week we have been working on our numbers to 10 in Maths and in English we have been learning how to write a list. We wrote some great lists about the things that we would find in the Three Bears Cottage and about the things that we love. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the 'Meet the Teacher Evening'. We have attached the information from the evening in the Files to Download section below. It was great to see you all and we look forward to a happy and successesful year ahead working with you and your child. 

We really enjoyed Roald Dahl Day this week and enjoyed the 'Enormous Crocodile' together. Hopefully we will be able to share lots more Roald Dahl books together by the end of the year.

Congratulations to Alex and Grace who both were presented with certificates in assembly for showing great examples of our CARE school values. Congratulations also go to Hannah for winning Star Writer for her beautiful work about her Summer Holiday. 


Our Learning this term

This term we will be using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to support our learning. You will be able to imagine you are Goldilocks and/ or  the three bears in our role play area. Our reading area has been magically transformed into the woods, linked to the story. We are sure you will enjoy exploring!

During the term we will be looking at the weather and seasons, the Gunpowder Plot, drawing portraits, exploring rhythm and learning about belonging. We will have fun exploring the magical ways we can use numbers, securing our understanding of number and number bonds and beginning to add and subtract numbers.

Contact Us

Should you wish to contact us, please feel free to e-mail us or to call in at the end of the school day. Please find our e-mail addresses below:


Year 1's Week

Please ensure children have their book bags in school each day with their reading book/reading record enclosed. Please ensure children are equipped with water bottles and coats each day. 

Sunday -    Complete on-line lunch order for the week


Monday -      Snack money in (labelled with child's name, toast / juice requirements for each day, correct change if possible)




Wednesday - Bring homework book in





Friday -         Spelling check in school. New spellings given out. 


  Writer of the Week

Each week we have a writer of the week. The winner will be presented with a certificate and their work displayed outside the  Year 1 classroom. 


Children in Year 1 should read regularly at home during the week and practice their weekly spellings.

They also have a homework grid inside their homework book and should choose one activity from the grid to complete at home. 

A big thank you for supporting your child at home with their reading. It makes a huge difference.



Please send your child's PE kit into school on the first day back after the break. We will keep this in school until the next school break. This ensures everyone has their PE kits in school when they need it. Remember to label everything!


As you are aware, children in Year 1 are entitled to free school dinners. You must pre-order from the menu on-line by the Sunday preceding the week. Alternatively your child can bring in their own packed lunch.



Children in Year 1 are provided with free fruit each day. The type of fruit varies each day and we don't know ahead of time what will be provided. You child is welcome to bring in a piece of fruit from home if they would prefer.

Children also have the opportunity to have a piece of toast and / or a drink of orange juice. The cost of this is:

Toast 25p

Juice 30 p

If you would like your child to have toast and / or juice, please send the money into school on a Monday morning for the week ahead, clearly indicating what you would like your child to have along with their name. It is helpful if the correct money is given as it saves time gathering the correct change for everyone.

Show and Tell

Children are welcome to bring an item of interest to school to show the class. 

Some suggestions for Show and Tell are as follows:

Certificates, awards, medals and trophies

Special souvenirs from holidays or visits

Paintings, models, stories created by the children





Files to Download

Year 1: Blog items

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Year 1: Gallery items

Year 1 Our Week, by Mrs Harrison

Year 1- Roald Dahl Day, by Mrs Harrison

Year 1- Our first week, by Mrs Harrison

Year 1: Events items

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Contact the School

Oldfield Primary School

Green Lane
Vicars Cross

Main Contact: Headteacher Mr Alan Brown or Bursar Mrs Louise McComb

Tel: 01244 981772

SEN Contact: Mrs Nikki Bailey

SEN Email: '