Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Willow Class

We aim to have lots of fun in our class whilst covering the curriculum. Our topics are designed to capture the imagination of young children and used as a vehicle to develop skills.

Here’s a few things to help you and your child throughout Year 1.


I will collect homework in on a Thursday and add new tasks ready for your child to bring home on a Friday. Our literacy homework is a spelling sheet, with spellings relevant to the literacy or phonics teaching for that week. There will be a quick 'quiz' on a Friday, so practising at home really helps. Some weeks there may be a game to play on ‘ActiveLearn’. Numeracy homework is an online game – again on ‘ActiveLearn’. We will have a look at the allocated task each Thursday, that way your child will know which homework they have to complete.  You can find the games by following the link below and clicking on' my stuff'.

If you do not have your child's login details please let me know.https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk


We read throughout the week with children in guided reading sessions.  Your child will read with either Mrs Jones or myself and we will change reading books on a Friday. The children will also bring home a library book to share with you. Please make sure library books are returned to school by Friday so they can be swapped when needed.


We have PE on a Tuesday for Spring term. Please make sure your child comes to school in suitable PE kit on this day.

Please come and find me if you have any questions or concerns, after school is usually better, as there is more time to chat- but you can always make an appointment or we can arrange a phone call (see Sue and she will book you in).

Thank you, 

Mrs Richardson and Mrs Jones