Welcome to Year 1

Here you will be able to find out about the projects and activities that we have been involved in recently.



1DE-Mrs Galinsky is the class teacher on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Deakin is the class teacher on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Hudson and Mrs Kendrew are the Teaching Assistants in 1DE.

1CN: Mrs Cooper-Noble is the class teacher.  Mrs Davy is the Teaching Assistant in 1CN.

1CN and 1DE are also supported by Mrs Hudson.  Mrs Hudson is a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) and she teaches in 1CN and 1DE to allow the teachers in year 1 to have their planning, preparation and assessment time and Leadership time out of the classroom.  This takes place every week for half a day in both classes. 


Reading books

Throughout the week your children will read phonics phased books in school with teaching staff which will be individually matched to their phonetic ability. Each Tuesday your child will be set books on Phonics Bugs/Active Learn to read throughout the week.  These books are fully decodable to match their phonetic skills. They will also bring home a book to share throughout the week. This book will encourage a deeper breadth of reading and understanding. We encourage parents to discuss the story, ask questions and make predictions around the events in the story. Please return this book on a Monday morning.

We hope that you enjoy the books together and have fun.

Key Stage 1 team

Welcome to y1 - information booklet

Some information to help your child make the best possible start to life in y1.


General Information

All children should bring a labelled water bottle to school with them everyday.

Weekly Timetable:
Monday - Spelling Tests 

Tuesday - New spellings given out for the following week

Monday - Indoor PE

Wednesday - Outdoor PE 

PE clothing:
PE: shorts or trousers, white t-shirt, jumper/jacket and trainers.  Please bring warmer clothes for outdoor PE when the colder weather comes.

Newsletters & Curriculum information

Take a look at our Autumn newsletter to find out all the fun things we will be learning! 


 Phonics screening guide for parents

At the end of Year 1, all children have to undertake the Year 1 Phonics Screening.  Working 1:1 with their teacher, children will read 40 words, some of which are real and some of which are pseudo (made up/'alien') words containing the 40+ phonemes they have learned during their first two years in school.  The pass mark is usually around 32 and children who do not reach this standard will receive extra phonics support in Year 2 and resit the screening at the end of the following year.  The Phonics Screening will take place in June.

How can you support your child at home with their phonics?

  1. Read as much as possible with your child at home
  2. Play games such as eye spy. 
  3. Work on listening skills.
  4. Practise segmenting and blending.
  5. Look for familiar sounds and words in the world around you.
  6. Practise new sounds and graphemes.






Paper Copies

If you would like paper copies of any of the information, policies etc contained on this site then please get in touch. Copies will be provided free of charge.

If you would like the information contained in this website in another language or format such as Braille, large print or audio, please get in touch.

Contact Us

General queries to:
Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot/Mrs Bain-Mackay - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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