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

1CN: Mrs Cooper-Noble is the class teacher.  Mrs Johnson and Mrs Carey are the Teaching Assistants 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

It has been lovely to see how the children have arrived back in school happy and ready to learn. Due to the current circumstances, the reading pattern will be slightly different this term. The children will bring home a library book each Monday to share, enjoy and read together. This book is to encourage their love of reading and for yourselves to read, discuss and talk about the pictures. Please return the library books on Wednesday morning so that these can be re-distributed into our library system.

Throughout the week your children will read phonics phased books in school with teaching staff which will be individually matched to their reading ability. Each Friday your child will bring home a book to read over the weekend, again matched to their reading ability. 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.

This will enable the children the children to enjoy a variety of books throughout the week. We hope that you enjoy the books together and have fun.

Key Stage 1 team

P.S. Please return any reading books you may still have at home to go back into our library system. Thank you.

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

Wednesday - Outdoor PE 

PE clothing:
Outside PE: shorts or trousers, white t-shirt, jumper/jacket and trainers.

Newsletters & Curriculum information

Our Summer newsletter will be coming soon...


 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 - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

sampleTel:  01937 832 899
Fax: 01937 531 707

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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