Year 1 2022 - 2023

Miss Marshall

Year 1 Teacher, KS1 Lead, Assistant Headteacher

Welcome to the Year 1 homepage! 

Class Teacher: Miss Marshall

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Day and Miss Newman

'Be supported, feel supported - make a difference'

Summer term

Bikes and Scooters are on Wednesday. PE is on a Monday and Tuesday - 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.

Phonics screening check 

Later on in the academic year, Class One will sit a formal phonics screening check with every other Year One class across the country. We will be doing lots of practice tests before then, but any extra phonics practice you can do at home would also be very useful. I have attached some ideas and websites to help you below. In Spring term we will be running a phonics after school club to boost our skills! Each Friday a Dojo messgae will be sent so that you know which sounds your child is being taught the following week.


In Year One we are currently learning about journeys and being unique! To suport this our focus texts are Beegu by Alexis Deacon and The Last Wolf By Mini Grey.

Image result for beeguThe Last Wolf by Mini Grey - Penguin Books New Zealand


The first week of each half term a selection of topic based activities will be sent home for you to compete across the half term.

Spellings will be based on our current phonics sounds and sent out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. 

Children can access the Practise zone on Oxford Owl - see Dojo for the log in details. Or Purple Mash and Numbots - both log ins sent home in reading records. 

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



Parents to drop off using the one way system

Pupils will use their dedicated entrances and exits

If you need to pass a message to a class teacher then please call the office who can pass a message on or the teacher can call you back. 

All classes enter the main yard gate at 8.40am. The gate will be open from 8.20 where bagels are available on the playground. Classroom doors open at 8.40 and shut at 8.50.

In 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 8.50am 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

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 using Pay 360.

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



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 then contact the school office to report their absence each day. If your child becomes unwell in school, we will contact you straight away and ask you to collect your child within the hour.


Many thanks,

Miss Marshall and Mrs Day




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Year 1 PE Day, by Mrs Large

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