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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Greetings parents and carers,


we are delighted to welcome you to year 1 and what this year brings. In year 1 children will begin to harness their learning skills in all subjects.


Teaching staff in year 1 are:

Class Teacher:  Mr C Brooke

Trainee Teacher: Miss Kyriacou

Teaching Assistant: Miss Nicolaou (afternoon)


Please have a look at our Autumn Term overview to see how you can provide support to your children throughout this term and also take note of our new Autumn Term timetable so that you can see when what is being taught and when. Please make note of PE days, as these will be the days where your children will need to arrive at school wearing a PE kit.


PE will be taught on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Each week your child will be given home learning to practise the skills covered in school. They will cover.


Homework and reading books will be given out on Tuesday and given out next Monday.


  • Spellings linked to their learning in phonics. Practise being able to read and spell the words.
  • Maths activities that will correspond to the learning in class
  • Reading books please encourage reading for up to 10 minutes. This will develop confidence in school as well as at home. 


It is expected that children are heard to read by a family member every day (Mon - Fri) for 10 minutes and noted in the reading record that we provide. Your child will be heard to read in school by an adult individually once every 2 weeks and there will also be Guided reading sessions that will happen through the week with the class teacher.


Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle and their jumper clearly labelled every day.


At Millbrook we use Class dojo to share your children’s journey in the school through out the year.

You would have received a letter about joining Class Dojo, it is free to use. We use this in school so we can keep in contact about the learning which is happening through out the year. They also receive house points for learning and being a positive role model.


We look forward to seeing you all in year 1.


Many thanks,

Mr C Brooke


The children have P.E on Tuesdays, children need to come to school in their P.E kit. Please ensure that earrings are either removed or studs covered with tape.


House points are awarded to pupils for positive behaviour and demonstrating an amazing effort with their learning. We use Class dojo to show growth and development, they will earn house points and they will be able to see this in class. 


Children can an earn a WOW card each day for demonstrating learning and social values.




If you wish to order lunch, please do so before you send your child to school. If you have login issues reception can help you log in or register so it can be done independently throughout the year.




From year 1 to 6 children will be using class dojo reward children for good learning and social schools, we also invite parents and carers to be a part of their journey so you can see the journey of your child throughout the year. Class dojo will give the option for you to see the stories for the week. As well as using the email address you can message the teach about any learning at home or in school.


How families log in to ClassDojo 🔑

Logging in: a tutorial for families. In this video, you'll learn how families go from a code or email invite to getting all set up with ClassDojo on the web ...


Things to practise every day!




Access bug club to spend time practising reading. It is very important to enjoy reading and get as much out of it as you can.


Whether it is a picture in a book or words they can recognise whilst on a walk to the shops, reading can be enjoyed anywhere. 


Unfortunately, we cannot send books home but with the use of Bug club this has supported interactivity for your child.



Year 1 Spring overview 2021

Encourage your child to repeat the sound and word after it has been spoken on the video


Încurajați-vă copilul să repete sunetul și cuvântul după ce a fost spus în videoclip


Заохочуйте дитину повторити звук і слово після того, як це було сказано у відео.


Anime a su hijo a repetir el sonido y la palabra después de que se hayan dicho en el video.


Click the link the below to practise the sounds with your child:


Click the link for your child to practise the words at home:


Click the link below to practise the sight words

Remote Home learning


This home learning is made to support to child's learning at home.


I understand sharing devices and technology at home and parents working means we cannot always upload things during the 'school working day' so if these uploads happen during the evening I completely understand.

We also have bug-club and Mathletics to support your child ss well.