Year 1

    Welcome to Year 1!

    Key Information

    Please remember a school lunch is available to all children in KS1 free of charge.

    Please inform the Reception Desk if you intend to use this regularly or occasionally (to give an idea of numbers throughout the school).

    Children do not have milk in Year One but they do still have fruit provided every day at morning playtimes.

    Reading – Children will have either one or two reading books that will be changed each week. Please support your child with reading at home as regularly as possible and write your initials by the date (under the ‘home’ column) to show your child has read to you. Staff will do the same in the ‘school’ column. If you want to speak to your child’s teacher, please tick the yellow column. If the NB column has been ticked then your child has been given a new book.

    (If you ever have any concerns with your child’s reading or require any advice, please let your child’s class teacher know).

    English/Maths – This homework will be linked to the learning they have done in class that week and will be sent home on a Friday, due back the following Thursday.


    Spellings – Children will bring home a selection of key words they have been looking at in their phonics lessons each week, using sounds and spelling patterns learned. Please help your child to practice sounding out and spelling these words (or learning the letters needed if the words are ‘tricky’ and don’t follow a pattern e.g. the, no, they, to, etc). The children can then practise applying these sounds by forming simple sentences as part of the homework. Spellings will also be given out on Fridays and tested the following Friday. Please practice these spellings every night.


    Literacy and maths homework will be given out every Friday and will be collected on the following Thursday.


    PE will be once a week until January and then twice a week from January. Please read the parents’ noticeboard on each classroom to check days for your child’s PE day. Please ensure the children have the correct PE kit – black shorts, white t-shirt and black plimsolls. The child’s name should be on each item of clothing. Where possible, earrings should be removed on PE days. We are required, for health and safety, to cover any earrings with tape. This can be uncomfortable for the children especially when they have to remove it.

    Wet Mornings

    If it is raining, the procedure for your child’s class is as follows: Children can enter through the back of the classroom from 8.40am. 

    Any Questions?

    Please remember to speak to your child’s class teacher or classroom assistant with any questions, concerns or comments.

    If you wish to make an appointment to see a teacher, please contact the school office on 01895 444480 or email


    Here's the Year Plan that shows all the main subjects and topics we will be learning this academic year. If you have any questions, please just ask. Click below to download a copy.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.


    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.

    Writing Skills

    Click on this handy little guide to help you help your child develop their early writing skills. Do talk to us about any thoughts you may have or advice you may need.

    How can I help my child develop their early writing skills

    The writing workshops gave me ideas on how I could help my child to improve the quality in their work


    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.

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