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Croeso i Blwyddyn 1!

Welcome to Year 1 2023-2024


Welcome to Summer 2!

Commotion in the Ocean!

We will be learning about the coastline, pirates, rockpools, water safety and lighthouses. 


We will send information, newsletters and reminders out via email and Google Classroom.

We will be using our Google Classroom to share photographs and achievements with you this year. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at the following email addresses (Mrs. Dennes 1L) (Miss Stanger 1R)


The Year 1 team for this year is: 

1L: Mrs. Dennes, 1R: Miss Stanger, 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Baker, Miss Johnson (1:1) and Miss Green (1:1) 

PPA: Mrs. Pandolfi (Italian) and Mrs. Richards-Butchard (PE) 


Daily Routine

Throughout the day we will be providing a wide range of learning opportunities along with plenty of time to play and learn outdoors. We have our own outdoor sheltered area, a garden area and a mud kitchen. 


  • Our start time is 8:55 (but doors will be open from 8.50) We close the doors to start teaching at 9am. If you arrive later than this please walk around to the office, where the staff will welcome you and bring your child to class.  
  • Our finish time is 3:30 (but doors will be open from 3.25)
  • We have lunch between 11.45 and 12.45



P.E will be on a Wednesday only this half term. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their P.E KIT on these days. P.E kits should include trainers (velcro please, if possible) house colour tee-shirts, joggers and a hoodie for cooler days. Please tie up long hair and cover or remove ear rings. 



Your child has the chance to change their book as often as you wish. The day a book is returned, a new one will go home. Books that come home are book banded so will match the level of reading book that children are reading in school. We will also send home a 'celebration read' each week which is a book already read to a teacher or teaching assistant in Y1.This is a chance for your child to re-read a book to show you their wonderful reading and to boost their confidence. The celebration read will usually be an Oxford Reading Tree book. 


We will also continue to periodically send home decodable and 'tricky words' for your child to read with you.  These should stay at home.  



Homework will be set in the form of a grid. This will include different types of activity based on our topic. Please choose an activity each week and feel free to add videos or photos to the dated folders on our google classroom.


Trips and letters home

 We will email all letters we send, using the email address the office hold for you. Please make sure these details are kept up to date please. All trip information and permission is sent through Parent Pay. We are unable to take cash payments. 


Contact Details

If you need any help we are more than happy to answer your questions. Please email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is not always possible to speak to you during teaching time. 

  • 1L : Mrs Dennes -
  • 1R: Miss Stanger -


Other Information

Please only give your child water to drink in class. We encourage the children to drink as much as we can. Fruit juice and squash are allowed at lunchtimes. We will also offer your child a drink of cold milk during the afternoon.  (We have allergy and dietary information passed to us by the school office) 


Morning snack should be fruit or vegetables please. We also ask that grapes are cut in half to limit the risk of choking. 


Please label everything that your child brings to school.