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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


A great big hello and welcome to Year 1 


My name is Mrs Cowell, I am the class teacher and I have been at St. Paul's for 9 years. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I have two children, one who is in Reception at a school near where I live in Preston and the other has just started nursery. We spend most of our weekends at the park!


Miss Riding is our Teaching Assistant and she has worked here for just over three years.  She has two boys at St. Paul's. When she is not working hard at school, she loves spending time with her family and friends.



Our topics over the year are as follows:


Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Planet

Autumn 2 - Superheroes

Spring 1 - Space

Spring 2 - Enchanted Woodland

Summer 1 - Bright Lights, Big City (London)

Summer 2 Splendid Skies (weather). 


Class trips will be organised to support these topics. We hope to have one trip each term and will inform you once we have further information.


In Year 1, we encourage the children to be independent. In the morning we expect the children to put their reading books and reading record into the box. We change reading books at least twice a week but if their books need changing, they may change them any day but they must try to remember to do this by themselves.


New spellings will be put in reading records on Mondays along with the results from the previous week. The spelling test takes place every Friday.

Maths and English homework will be sent out every Tuesday and collected in for marking on the following Monday. The work we send home reflects what we are learning in class.

P.E is every Wednesday afternoon.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.


This half term we are very excited to be learning all about Enchanted Woodlands! If you have anything at home, which is related to our topic, that you think the children would like to see please send it in!


Many thanks for your continued support,


Mrs Cowellsmiley




Topic web for the year.

Reading and Phonics in Key Stage 1

Wednesday 17th July - Years 5 & 6 School Production 2pm & 6pm ~ Friday 19th July - Sports’ Assembly 2.30pm
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