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Year 1



Class Teacher: Miss Dyson

Teaching Assistant: Miss Brown 

SEN: Mrs Temperton (AM) 

Sending you a lovely warm welcome to Year One at Holy Family.



Firstly I would like to say how brilliant it is to be back in the classroom and see the children learning and playing with their friends!

Year One is an exciting and challenging time for all children, transitioning from the Early Years Curriculum.  Please encourage your child/ren to read at home and share learning experiences with us. 


Here are a couple of school reminders: 

- school starts at 9.00am with the school gates opening at 8.35am (allowing extra time).

- PE will take place most afternoons each week, I recommend children bring their PE kit to school on a Monday, leave it at school and take it home on a Friday for it to be washed.

- Project based homework with a literacy or numeracy focus will be given out on a Friday and marked on a Monday. This will be given through dojo (paper copy if requested). 

- School ends at 3.25pm

- Please ensure the office staff have your up to date contact details

- Please ring the office if your child will be absent. 


School Uniform- At Holy Family we pride ourselves on our appearance. Please ensure your child/ren attend school in the correct uniform and adhere to the uniform policy. 


Please do not hesitate to ask me questions regarding your child and their education or if you reaquire a general update on how your child/ren are doing. Please ask for Miss Dyson and I will ensure I make time to meet/speak with you. 

Many thanks, we are looking forward to beginning our amazing Year One learning journey with you all! 

The Year One Team! 









Zoom Access (Assemblies) 


Zoom Online Learning Access Code. 

(To be used in the event of a school closure or assemblies) 


Personal meeting ID: 975 256 0664 

Password: 7Es5FV 



In Year one we will be sitting the phonics screening test in

June 2021


Please ensure no holidays are taken during this time. 

Many thanks 

Miss Dyson 



Year One Common Exception Words 



Please find below a link to the first 200 common exception words for Y1 and Y2. In order for Y1 children to achieve their age related expectations they should be able to read and spell the first 100 common exception words. 

Thank you for your continued support.  


Please also find a link to Y1 numeracy and literacy curriculum statements. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and ask. 



Thank you 

Miss Dyson



Please find below a list of online resources you can access free of charge to help support your child/ren's learning. 

Each child will have also have had access to home learning packs. The learning packs have paper and I have also provided a few more online resources and some learning ideas/projects, literacy, science, RE, geography, history, design technology, music, pe and other engaging lesson ideas. I hope you will find them useful. 


It is also useful to consider the teaching of important life skills during this period of time. There are many things you can teach your child such as: 

- Handling money e.g. "Can you feed a family with £5?" 

 "How much does the food you've eaten today cost?" 

- Telling the time e.g. Creating a timetable daily. 

- Exploring nature and your surroundings. (Even from inside looking outside) 

- Cooking and baking e.g. Measuring ingredients and costing them. 

- Cleaning 

- The importance of hygiene. 


I will continue to monitor the website and update resources accordingly, please remember children thrive when using and applying new learning. Opportunities to spend time as a family and share books or counting/comparing objects in the home are such important experiences for children. So much learning can be applied to our home environments. 

Many thanks and please take care 

Miss Dyson