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Church Hill Infant School

Year 1 

Welcome to the Year 1 web page.

Staff who work in year one are:

  • Mrs Randle & Mrs Phipps (Class RP) - Supported by Miss Sarai
  • Miss Allen (Class KA) - Supported by Mrs Dalton
  • Miss Kirby (Class WK) - Supported by Mrs Lidder

Information about the National Curriculum and our teachers "Medium Term Plans" can be viewed in the "Learning" Section of our website, or by clicking here.

You can also see our Year 1 Gallery by clicking here.

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Topic for the  second half of the Summer term is 'King and Queen'  - looking at Richard 3rd and our Queen Elizabeth. PE continues to be on Tuesdays and Fridays and will be athletics this term.  If your child has earings please remember to remove them at home on these days and ensure that they have trainers or plimsoles that fit them in school throughout the term.

Reading and Book Bags

The children all have their own drawer in Year 1 and that is where they will keep their book bags now. The book bag needs to be in school every day.

Please read with your child as much as possible and each time record it in the Home School Communication diary. The Reading Record needs to be in their book bag at all times as staff need to record reading carried out at school plus at times other information too. Please tick the front sticker for reading as well as writing each time in their diary as classes are very competative to see who will win the Reading Cup!

Here is a list of recommended books for Year 1 children. We have read some of these books during our literacy lessons, and others are great for bedtime stories and presents. 

1. Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

2. Dirty Bertie by David Roberts 

3. Oliver's Vegetables by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French

4. The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers 

5. My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid

6. Giraffes can't Dance by Giles Andreae

7. Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda Armitage 

8. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson 

9. Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg 

10. Grandad's Island by Benji Davies 

Please ensure your child is also familiair with traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Magic Porridge Pot, as these are part of the National Curriculum for Year 1.  


Please ensure this is at school every day and that all items are named clearly. We have indoor or outdoor PE sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please bring this on the first day back. It is kept on their peg.


The children will receive homework each week on a Thursday – it will be English, Maths or Topic based. Please complete with your child and return the book to school on a Tuesday morning so it can be shared with the class. The work set should be clear but if you are unsure please do ask.


In years 1 and 2 the children receive a list of spellings to learn weekly and we expect them to use these in their own writing. It is important that children practise writing these words in sentences each week not just as lists of words eg for the spelling word  one the child could write ‘It is one day until my birthday!’ and underline the spelling word . Each child will receive a Spelling Book which will go home on a Friday ( starting 9th September) and there will be a regular test on Thursday each week. The spelling book has a page at the front showing some ways to practise or recall words that should help you at home. Please ask if you are unsure. Lists of our weekly spelling can be found below.

Wellies and water bottles!

As in Foundation stage please make sure these are in school every day – well labelled so they don’t get mixed up!