We are a very hardworking, enthusiastic and resilient class who love a challenge!

Our class teacher is Mrs Rogers and our Learning Partners are Mrs Hay, Mrs Wilson-Smith and Miss Mattocks.

Our School day starts at 8:55am and I expect all my pupils to be in and ready to learn for this time. We finish at 3:20pm.

Our PE day is Friday and children are to come into school dressed in their outdoor PE kit. Children can wear their trainers, plain black joggers or leggings and black Summerhill sweatshirt/hoodie with their Summerhill P.E. t-shirt underneath. Children can wear their green P.E. shorts when it is hot. Black pumps are to be left in school at all times.

Our spellings are given out on a Friday and children are tested on the Thursday of the following week.

Homework is also given out on a Friday and due the following Thursday. It is important that homework is completed weekly as this supports the children's learning within school.

Children are expected to read every day. School reading books are changed once a week on your allocated day. Reading continues to be an important part of learning and school life. Your help with this is much appreciated. We ask parents to support us with this through daily reading at home and by asking the children questions about what they read. Please explore word meanings; children will often read words, do not understand their meaning and will not ask. Questioning and rereading sections is extremely helpful to cement a full understanding and enjoyment of books.

Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for morning break time. Ideally this should be fruit or vegetable sticks. As a healthy school we discourage children bringing crisps, chocolate or biscuits on a daily basis. We do not permit sweets or chocolate bars for snack. Please do also be aware of the sugar content in cereal bars.

In Year 1 we have access to free fruit and vegetables each day for snack, provided through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS). This is a government programme that entitles every child in England, aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. Children have access to these free fruit/vegetables every morning and afternoon.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle with water only. Poor hydration affects mental performance and learning ability by reducing the brain’s ability to transmit and receive information. Studies show that once thirst is felt, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration decreases by as much as 10%.

To help us support your child, we ask that you keep the team informed about any worries or concerns that you or your child have. By letting us know of any difficulties, we can ensure that your child comes to school happy and ready to learn.

To see all of the wonderful learning opportunities the children are given in Year 1 please follow us on Twitter @SummerhillL31!

Copy of Year 1 Curriculum Map 2021 website