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  • Receptions First Two Weeks

    We have had a great first two weeks with the children and are really pleased with how they are settling in. We would like to share the following…

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  • Important dates in Year 1

    Here are a few dates for the diary… Friday 20th September will be our first open classroom session. This is time for parents and carers to come into…

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  • Wormley…Deploy Your Agents

      This September we have launched our Super Learning Agents.  Click on the link below to watch our video introducing all 7 Learning Agents.  

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  • *Reading Morning*

    We would like to invite you all in again this year to read with your child from 9-9.15am on Friday mornings. This will start this Friday (13th September).…

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Important dates in Year 1


Here are a few dates for the diary…

Friday 20th September will be our first open classroom session. This is time for parents and carers to come into the classroom after school on a Friday any time between 3.15-3.45. You are welcome to ask the teacher questions, look at your child’s books or get ideas on how to further support learning at home. This will be every Friday until Christmas. (Please be aware that occasionally the day may be changed or session cancelled but this will be on the Y1 notice board and blog).


The following Friday (27th September) will be our first shared reading morning. Parents, grandparents, carers etc will be welcome to come into the classroom between 9-9.15am to read stories with their child.


The children will be walking to church for our Harvest festival service on 3rd October. If you are able to help walk there and back please let your class teacher know.


We really need some parents or carers to come into school once a week to help change the children’s reading books and/or listen to them read. Please speak to your class teacher if you think this is something you can help with, however little time you can give.


Please be aware even after only 2 weeks we have so many items of clothing with no name on, therefore we can not return these item. Please ensure all items are clearly named before they are brought to school.


Thanks Y1 team

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Hope you have all had a lovely Summer.

Please check our blog regularly to keep up to date with important dates and events.

All items of uniform must be named. Please be aware that joggers and leggings are not allowed to be worn at school. They must also wear plain BLACK school shoes or trainers. Hair should be tied back and only blue or white accessories to be worn. For more information please see the uniform section on the school website.

Our PE day is a Friday and children must have PE kits in school on this day.

Our Forest School day is a Thursday and children will need wellies in school all year.

Please make sure your class teacher has a password for your child. If someone we do not know wants to collect your child, we will be unable to let them go if we do not have their password.

On the 18th September, Y1 will have a visit from a history company and a dinosaur dig workshop. Emails with more details will follow next week.

Thank you for your support

The Y1 team

Year 1- Not long to go!


We can’t believe we only have a week and a half left of this school year and how fast the year has flown by. We have a few important dates coming up before we finish.

Tuesday 16th July- Final messy church of the year.

Friday 19th July- Own clothes day! In exchange please bring in a bottle of something for the adult tombola.

Tuesday 23rd July- Wormley’s Summer concert starting at 1pm. Following that there will be a Summer fayre on the school field. There will be lots of stalls to win prizes and a BBQ.

Wednesday 24th July- Last day of school. Finish at 1.30pm


Over the next week we will be recapping over money and time in Maths. Please encourage the children to identify coins and help to find the correct amount to pay for items. They can also read the time at different points across the day.


In English the children are writing a persuasive letter focusing on using the words and, but and because to extend their sentence.


Thanks for your continuing support.


Year 1 team



Year 1 learning this term


This half term we will be learning about:


  • Fractions 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape and amount.
  • Place value- tens and ones.
  • Ordering numbers to 100.


English- The Gruffalo

  • Asking and writing questions.
  • Writing sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Using adjectives.


Beg, borrow or steal…

We are looking for donations for Year 1, if you have any of them following that you wouldn’t mind kindly donating to use then we would be very grateful.

  • Children’s bike helmets
  • Kitchen utensils for our mud kitchen
  • Wooden pallets
  • Rope
  • A petrol or battery operated strimmer
  • Unwanted uniform

Many Thanks


Year 1 Team



Year 1 update


Well done to Year 1 on completing their phonics screening check this week. They all tried really hard and we are very proud of all of them.


From next week we will be starting an open classroom on a Friday after school. This is a trial until the end of the school year and is for Year 1 only. Parents and carers are welcome to come into their child’s classroom between 3.15 and 3.45 to ask questions or get ideas on how to support their child’s learning further at home. We will be happy to go through the home learning, Phonics, Maths concepts or reading strategies with you.


Year 1 have a busy few weeks ahead so keep up to date using our blog.

On 25th June is our trip to the Gruffalo trail at Thorndon Country Park. Ensure children are in school uniform and have appropriate shoes and a packed lunch.

Messy Church is also on the 25th June.

Transition day is 11th July. Children will be spending the morning in Year 2.

Final Messy Church is on 16th July

Summer concert and Summer fair is on 23rd July

Last day is 24th July and finish is at 1.30


Have a great Summer term and fingers crossed it stops raining soon!


Year 1 team