East Crompton St George's CE Primary School

Proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

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

Year 1

Welcome to our year 1 page!

Class Teacher: Miss McConnell  Teaching assistant: Miss Burgoyne.

We hope that you had a fantastic summer and are as excited as we are for starting this new academic year. Year 1 is a big transition for the children moving up from Reception so we have tried to keep this as stress free as possible for the children in the way that we have planned our curriculum this term. 

We are looking forward to some amazing learning opportunities and can not wait to share the children's achievements with you. 

Please visit this page regularly for updates on our learning journey throughout the year. 

General Information


Your child is permitted to bring a labelled water bottle in to school to drink throughout the school day

Please ensure that all items of your child's school uniform are clearly labelled

Please ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing for school dependent on the weather- coats, hats, scarves etc.

Fruit and milk are provided for your child during snack time

Year 1 Autumn 1 Class Newsletter 

Hard copies of the newsletter can be requested from the school office. 

Year 1 Phonics screening Check

In year 1, we have to sit the Phonics Screening Check which takes place in June. This is a statutory test that all children in year 1 must sit and happens in all Year 1 classes across the country. To sit the Phonics Screening Check children must know all of the sounds from Read Write Inc and be able to blend them to read words made up of these sounds. 

We will be working extremely hard with your child in school and would appreciate your support in working with them at home to enhance their knowledge and enable them to achieve their best chance of passing the check. 

Here are the sounds that we use within Read Write Inc which your child will be aware off. If you have any questions or would like support please do not hesitate to come and speak with me. 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Below are the 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 practicing these regularly would be a fantastic help.


 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. If children are wearing earrings they will not be permitted to take part in the session.


In year 1 we will be giving out homework each week, starting within the first few weeks of term. This will consist of a spelling list and a spelling activity relating to weekly sounds.

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. Although we do send homework home, it does not need to be returned to school as it is for home practise. 



Our Topic this half term is Guy Fawkes and the 5th of November. 

We will be learning about fireworks and writing firework poems. We will be learning about the story of Guy Fawkes, why he created the plot and why celebrate the 5th of November.


Here are the fluency facts that we are learning about this half term in maths, these will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. If you do not have a copy, you can access it from here or ask for another paper copy. If there is anything that you want to discuss, please come and speak to us in class. 


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 independently. If you could practise any of these things at home with your children, it would be extremely beneficial towards their learning journey in year 1.