Year 1 2023 - 2024

Ms Lackford

Ms Lackford has two cats, two cars and two children.
She likes making up stories, skiing and reading books in a bubble bath.

Mrs May

Miss Goodwin


Welcome to Year 1


Class 1 Ms Lackford (Monday-Wednesday) Mrs May (Thursday-Friday)

Class 1a Miss Goodwin

Please note these are not checked daily so should not be used for urgent communication or information about appointments/absences/hometime arrangements etc.


Year 1 Team

Miss Beechener, Mrs Whalley, Mrs Vaja, Miss Clark, Mrs Lunt, Miss Yarwood, Miss Smith, Mrs Jones.

We are very lucky to be joined by Miss Baker and Josh until February 2024.


Next week in Year 1

The children have all brought home a letter explaining what they need for their costumes. We need costumes to be brought into school by Monday 4th December in a named bag.

It is VERY important that the children learn their play lines at home.


Phonics - assessment week, reviewing phonemes learnt this term.

Maths - continuing to build our knowledge of part-part-whole models, looking at how numbers up to 20 can be grouped into 2 parts.

English - continuing to add adjectives into our sentences. We are reading A Pipkin of Pepper.

ICT - learning how to create a pictogram on Purple Mash.

PE - exploring gymnastic movement skills with our specialist sports coach.

History - exploring to features of a Tudor house.

Art - introducing landscapes and looking at the artists Van Gough and Paul Cézanne.

Geography - local study of Holmes Chapel, developing our map skills

Christmas rehearsals for our Christmas peformance 'Santa's on Strike!'.



Indoor - Tuesday afternoon (please send your child into school wearing their PE kit)

Outdoor - Wednesday afternoon (please send your child into school wearing their PE kit)

PE kit - House colour/plain white t-shirt, shorts/tracksuit bottoms, and trainers, with pumps in a named bag to be left at school.

If your child would like to wear a hoodie, please ensure it is plain. Hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed at home or taped up for safety reasons (please note, staff cannot do this). 


Dates for Diaries

KS1 Christmas Performance - Wednesday 13th December 2pm (further information to follow)

KS1 Christmas Performance - Thursday 14th December 6pm (further information to follow)

Homework due date - Monday 18th December (please see grid attached)

Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 20th December (further information to follow)

Christmas Parties - Thursday 21st December (further information to follow)


Show and Tell

Show and tell will resume after the Christmas holidays.



If someone else is collecting your child from school, please could you either email or ring the school office or send a note in to your child's class teacher. We must be informed if it is another family member or another adult collecting your child. We will phone or text at hometime if we are uncertain.

Please ensure you have labelled your child's clothing and snacks to avoid any confusion between the children. We are a nut free school. Could we remind you that snacks should be healthy. 

Toast money must be payed via ParentPay. - (toast is 25p a day.)

Please talk to your child about their meal choices so that they know what to order each day. We would be very grateful if you could ensure that your child is able to use a knife and fork to cut up and eat their hot meal.

Jewellery other than stud earrings must not to be worn in school for safety reasons. Toys and teddies should not be brought in to school either.

Ensure your child can fasten their own laces and zip up their own coat. If they can't fasten their own laces, please wear appropriate shoes without laces. 



There is a wellbeing tab with lots of activities for the children to access. Take a look at the links and the activities in the files.


We look forward to a happy and successful year with your children!

Year 1 Team

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