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It has been a privilege to welcome The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield into school, and Mrs Wedgwood , CEO St. Chad’s Academy Trust to formally open and bless our new extension.

Year 1 BP

Welcome to Year 1BP

Mrs Bates and Mrs Phillips


Our Year 1 Curriculum consists of the following themed areas:


Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1Summer 2



Time TravellersFairytales & CastlesDinosaurs RockAmazing Africa

Wild about the Weather




Days to remember

Monday: Reading books change

Monday: PE

Wednesday: Homework Due

Friday: Homework and Spellings Set

Each day: Book packs and water bottles


Homework in Year 1


Children will receive alternative Maths or English homework. These will go out every Friday and due in the following Wednesday in order for it to be checked.  Children need to be completing these as independently as possible, with help if required.


Reading books will be changed every Monday, we aim for the children to read at least 3 times a week.  Please sign the children’s reading record to acknowledge reading has been completed at home so staff can change books accordingly. We will be hearing the children read over the coming days and will send home first reading books from Monday 13th September. 


High Frequency Words Reading and Spelling– These types of words are often referred to as ‘sight words’ as they are words that children are taught to recognise ‘on sight’. We will shortly be sending home a booklet with sets of words for your child to practise at home each week.  We will hear the children each week in school and tick their booklets once they are able to confidently sight read their current list of words. Once the children can sight read the words in their current list, they can be encouraged to learn to also spell the words to support their writing.  Please note that whilst we encourage the children to learn to spell the words, we will still move the children onto the next set of words to learn to read as the importance is initially on sight reading all 100 words. Please ensure your child has their booklet in school each day in their book pack.

Our Class Rules


On our first day in Year 1 we thought about what would make our new classroom a happy place.  The children came up with lots of great ideas which were all positive.  We then drew around our hands and coloured them in to display with our class rules.  They are a symbol that we will try our best to follow the rules for a happy classroom everyday.