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DistingtonCommunity School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


We are a class of 15 children. Our class teacher is Miss Watson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Kellett. 

We learn through a creative curriculum and we have lots of exciting, purposeful continuous provision opportunities that allow us to develop and grow through memorable, fun activities.


If you have any further questions or queries, please contact Miss Watson on our Class DOJO page or via. email on


Key Information

  • Homework books will be sent home every Friday and are to be returned the following Friday. Homework will consist of 1 maths related activity and 1 literacy/topic activity. 
  • Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday
  • Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to achieve Strive 4 Five! 


Please see attached our Autumn Newsletter for further information regarding the upcoming term. 

Our Curriculum 

Please have a look through our curriculum map (below). This outlines our core topics for the year. 

We will keep you updated with your child's learning throughout the year via. Earwig, Class DOJO and parents meetings. 


In Year 1, reading and phonics play a vital part in our learning. We take part in daily Read Write Inc. sessions which allow us to become confident and competent readers and writers. 

We will be sitting the national phonics screening check on the week commencing 12th June 2023

Find more useful information about the phonics screening check here - Year 1 Phonics Screening 2023 | Your Questions Answered (


Strive 4 Five!

In Year 1, we are all 'Reading Rockstars'. We aim to read at least 5 times per week and are rewarded for our efforts with raffle tickets. These are entered into a weekly draw and children can win some brilliant prizes! 

Your child may begin to bring home 2 reading books. One banded levelled book and one Accelerated Reading book. Accelerated Reading books are used to help develop your child's comprehension skills and your child will sit regular (informal) online 'tests' to assess their understanding of the story. 


Key Dates

  • Thursday 13th October - Parent's Meetings. Please see our Class DOJO page for your allocated slot. 
  • Monday 17th October - Phonics Workshop (PM). See our Class DOJO page for more information.
  • Wednesday 19th October - Flu Vaccinations.
  • Thursday 20th October - Y1/2 Trip to The Lake District Wildlife Park. 
  • Thursday 20th October - KS1 Halloween Disco (start time: 3:45) 
  • W/C Mon 23rd Oct - HALF TERM


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