Home Page

DistingtonCommunity School

Empower, Learn, Celebrate

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 

We are a class of 19 children. Our teacher is Miss Watson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Kellett. 


You can contact our teachers via. Class DOJO if you have any questions, or you can email Miss Watson on


Key Information

  • Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. 
  • Homework will be handed out every Friday and must be returned the following Friday - this will consist of a Maths related activity and Phonics/Spelling/Literacy related activity. 
  • We're all aiming to achieve Strive for Five! So make sure you read at home at least 5 times every week. 


Autumn Term

Our topic this half term is 'Toys'. We will be looking at the history of toys and how they have changed over time. We will also be exploring materials and their uses and using this to create our very own puppets. 

As part of our topic, we will be reading the book 'Traction Man'. We will be helping Traction Man to pick a new outfits for different missions he might go on, including some underwater! 


Roald Dahl Week

To celebrate Roald Dahl week, we have been reading and working with the book 'The Enormous Crocodile'. We have done some super drama and role-play and have used the story to inspire our own writing. 


Phonics Screening Check

Please note that the Year 1 Phonics Screening check will take place during the Summer term (assuming no school closures due to COVID) - week commencing Monday 6th June.


1. What is the Year 1 phonics screening check?

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.


2. What is in the phonics screening check?

two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. Your chThere areild will read up to four words per page for their teacher and they will probably do the check in one sitting of about 5–10 minutes.


Useful Links and Websites!

Phonics Bloom -

Mathletics -

BBC Bitesize -