Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mrs Marshall

Mrs Harrison

Welcome to Year 1!

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

Year 1

Here you will find out all about Year 1.

This half term our Year 1 children will be taking part in Forest Schools with Mrs Woodington. Please remember to bring in old clothes for Forest Schools on Wednesdays as children will not be able to take part in their school uniform.

Our two trainee teachers - Miss Frodsham and Miss Donoghue - will be leaving us on Friday 28th June. We would like to thank them for all their hard work and their positive contribution to our class. We will certainly miss them!

In our SRE lessons during the summer term, Year 1 will be looking at the similarities and differences between males and females in animals and humans.

Over half term the children have brought home a Plant and Flower hunt sheet - it is tucked inside their homework book. It would be great if you could look out for plants and flowers during half term, and tick off any that you find from the hunt sheet. You may even want to add some of your own!

Please could the children bring their hunt sheets back to school as we will be looking at them together on the first Friday back (1st March).

Thank you for your support.



Thank you so much for the generous gifts you gave us at Christmas, they are very much appreciated by all the team. Happy New Year from the Year 1 team.



Year 1 Learning this term

January 2019

This term we are looking forward to finding out about toys from the past with the children. We are also going to be finding out about humans and animals, considering how we all access the world around us (using our senses).

PE this half term will be on Wednesdays (Chloe Vickers will be delivering Dance sessions) and Fridays (Ron Bell will be delivering Gymnastic sessions). Children will not need outdoor footwear or clothing for these sessions.

February 2019

We are enjoying reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch books as a class, focusing particularly on the rich vocabulary in the books. There are some wonderful descriptive language and vocabulary in these books.


Thank you to the children who have been sharing new words with us during Show and Tell :)


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





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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: