East Crompton St George's CE Primary School

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Love of learning, Independence, God in our hearts, High achieving, Together as one family.

Year 1

Welcome to our year 1 page!

We have had a fantastic start to our new school year this term. 

Below are our common exception words for year 1, these are words that are tricky to sound out. We need to be able to read and write these words by the end of our time in year one so any practise would be excellent. 



In year 1 we have 2 PE days each week. These are on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Full PE kit should be worn to these sessions which includes:

  • White or grey t-shirt
  • Red shorts
  • Black pumps

No jewellery is permitted at any time in school, especially earrings. 


In year 1 we will be giving out homework each week, this will consist of a spelling list and an online homework on our virtual learning environment, DB primary. If anyone is struggling with logging in or have lost passwords, please contact me and I will sort a new one for you.

Homework will be set on a Friday and spellings will be tested the following Friday. The results of these spelling tests will be sent home at the bottom of the following weeks spellings. 


Blackpool Zoo September 2018

Here are some photographs from our educational visit to Blackpool zoo. We were able to see lots of different animals in their environments and loved a day out. We even found Sunny the meerkat from our English story. 


In maths we are focusing on understanding the numbers 1 to 10. Although your child may be able to count forwards and backwards from 10, it is important that they understand the numbers, what they look like in different forms and how the numbers can be made up. We will be handing out a fluency sheet each half term which contains things that you can work on with your child at home. These are things such as number bonds within 10. The focus will change each half term and I will upload the new focus at the end of this half term.


Meerkat Mail 


Our story focus for English this half term has been Meerkat Mail and we have loved exploring the text and making progress with our writing. The story is all about a meerkat called Sunny who wanted to go on a journey as he was fed up with living at home however, when he went on his adventure he found that things were not as he had thought and found that he was missing home. In the end, Sunny finds his way back home and is so excited to be with his friends and family again. 

We use actions to learn about our stories, these help us to remember all of the details within the story. 




Year 1 Non-negotiables 


The document below shows the non-negotiables for year 1. By the end of the year, children should be able to do these things. If you could practise any of these things at home with your children, it would help their learning journey.