St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

Working together through Christ

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 !


PE will be every Monday and Wednesday - please ensure children have their PE kits on these days. I recommend a pair of long bottoms to be worn under PE shorts when the weather turns chilly.


If you have any questions or need to let me know anything, feel free to talk to us at home time, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are best.



Mrs Bowring and Miss Goddard

Home learning


As we settle into Year 1, I will begin to issue homework. This will consist of phonics, reading books and maths - do not worry though, it will of course be manageable and a fun way for you and your little ones to learn and grow together! Until then, children should be reading daily for 10 - 15 minutes with an adult or independently.  They will be given time twice a week to change their 3 reading books.  Yellow reading records should be signed every time a child is read with.  These will be collected in every week, checked and signed to acknowledge your hard work and dedication.  Those children who read regularly will receive stickers!


Link to sumdog maths challenges: 

Usernames and passwords are your child's first name (all lowercase)

School code: smce








Useful learning resources


Abacus and bug club (maths and reading interactive games)


Phonics play (phonics interactive games - useful to practice all words up to phase 5)


Sumdog maths games



The Phonemes of the English Alphabet Code - Synthetic Phonics