Year 1 2020 - 2021

Miss Chaplin

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Williams

Welcome to the Year 1 Class Page! 

Summer term

PE is on a MONDAY and FRIDAY - please remember to send your child in wearing their PE kit.

I've attached a copy of the knowledge organiser - this document will let you know what the children will be learning in class this half term. It will also give you some helpful pieces of information to support your home learning/home work.


Some of the homework this week will be an online lesson from National Oak Academy. It will be good practice using this site, so that in the event of a child needing to shield or a local lockdown you will know how to navigate and use the site. 

Your child has already had their reading homework explained to them and it will be coming home this week.  We are endavouring to make homework as online as possible and would appreciate it if you could let us know if you don't have access to it.

This week's maths homework is all about the numbers to 20.

Just click on the hyperlink below to access the homework.

Maths Homework




In phonics this week we have been learning some new sounds, the sounds that we have looked at are ie, ea , and oy. The spellings I would like you to learn are to help consolidate the learning of the phonics we have looked at this week:

1. Gate
2. Late
3. Mate
4. Snake
5. Plate
6. Take

If paper based, homework is due on Tuesdays, so that it can sit for 72hrs before being marked by staff and then returned on a Friday. 

If completed online, please post images on class dojo of finished work

Parent View

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the offer we provide for your children, we would love to gather your views on what you believe Over Hall School does well and also where you think areas could be improved. 

These views will help us in mapping out the 'next steps' for our community and therefore are vitally important. Please access the link below and complete the questionnaire provided.

Parent View Questionnaire



One parent/carer only to drop off using the one way system

Parents / Carers to wear a face mask or face shield in order to protect others not just themselves – where possible those who are unable to wear a mask should organise for a shield or likewise drop their child at the gate – we would like to reduce where possible the number of people entering the school grounds without a mask. We understand that there are individuals who are unable to wear them because of a medical need but we are also aware of adults who are clinically vulnerable or are anxious as a result of Covid 19. Please work with staff to agree an appropriate way forward in order to keep everyone safe.

Pupils will use their dedicated entrances and exits

As a result of a swift drop off, there will be no opportunity to pass on verbal messages at the door - please use Class Dojo to message your child’s class teacher /teaching assistant or alternatively call the school office and don’t be offended when a member of staff reminds you to do this!

Pupils and families must queue 2m apart within and outside of the school gates

Years 1 to 6 enter the main yard gate at 8.45am; Reception class children enter via their gate from the car park

Those travelling to school by car are asked (even in poor weather) to park across the road and use the crossing to avoid further risk within or around school grounds

Ensure children stay with you when waiting within or outside of the gates

Gates will be closed promptly at 9am to allow staff to start all lessons and interventions

Late arrivals to call the school office via phone and wait at the playground gate for a member of staff to open – be patient as all staff have designated roles they have to complete

Children will sanitise their hands upon arrival and through the day

Children will be expected to arrive wearing clothes clean on that day

Parents/Carers to leave the school grounds and surrounding area promptly and respect social distancing at all times

Coats will be hung in the designated cloak room areas

Book bags only can be accepted in school – alternatively a plastic wallet for books and home learning can be used

No rucks sacks / pencil cases / personal equipment due to restricted space and hazards that they may cause in storage

Children should arrive equipped with their own water bottle and where appropriate packed lunch



Pre ordered and paid for snack will be available for your child – these need to be ordered and paid for in advance to avoid daily contact with money – send in money in a named envelope as staff are unable to take cash or change.

Alternatively you can provide your child with a snack, please send one in from home (no nuts, crisps or chocolate bars).

Your child will need a water bottle each day this can be either a reusable or disposable one – they will be given opportunities to refill over the course of the day

Packed lunches should be in a named, disposable bag or a lunch box that can be thoroughly cleaned each day.

Free School Meal and Universal Meals are still available for eligible children –

School dinners will be available to all children if ordered and paid for in advance.



Reading books will be sent home as normal.

Children do not require any pencils or pens to be sent in from home as they will all be provided

Book bags or reading plastic wallets can be used that can be easily stored in your child’s tray

No large bags

Masks are optional for children– but you must instruct your child how to take it on or off alongside provide a clear sealeable plastic bag to store it in when not in use; wet face masks will be disposed of if no sealable bag is provided.



Full school uniform is expected– clean on that day

Sensible school shoes (ideally Velcro fastening) that have suitable grip and comfortable to wear for the day

PE kit is to be worn on the days they have PE.

Clean plain white / school t shirt and jogging bottoms

Trainers or pumps that your child can tie up independently – ideally velcro

No PE bags are necessary

Avoid sending your child into school in expensive / named clothing as the children will partake in activities where staff will not have the responsibility to look after

Ensure all clothing items worn in school are named in atleast permanent ink



If your child needs prescribed medication we will require parental consent via email to the office. Contact school in advance of the start date to request the paperwork which can be emailed directly to you or made available for you to pick up. We will only be able to administer the medication upon receiving this completed information. Please provide the medication in the original box that has the child’s name and date of birth printed at the pharmacy.



If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and seek a test if they are showing COVID 19 symptoms. Children will need to remain at home following guidance until the isolation is over or in non covid cases they are well.

If your child has COVID 19 symptoms, they must be tested and remain at home, where the household will be required to isolate. If the result is negative, they can return to school when they are feeling better and symptom-free.

If a child requires regular paracetamol, they must remain at home.

If your child becomes unwell in school, we will contact you straight away and ask you to collect your child within the hour.

Children with apparent COVID 19 symptoms will be isolated in our medical room – I can assure you they will be supported and movement to this area will be completed with utmost respect and discretion.

Many thanks,

Miss Chaplin, Mrs Williams, Miss Wooddisse and Miss Hartley




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