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Vigo Primary School

Opening a World of Learning and Opportunity

Year 1


Year 1 is made up of three classes.

Iceland, Portugal and Norway

Iceland Class- Miss Forest

Portugal Class- Mrs Wright

Norway Class- Miss Olsen


The start and the end of the day
The school day starts at 8.45 am and ends at 3.00 pm for all Year 1 children. For safety we ask that while queuing you socially distance from others and turn up at the times mentioned above so that we avoid congestion at the gates.


Year 1 Curriculum
We are very excited about our new provision in Year 1. We have had a whole new outdoor classroom built. Pictures of this can be found on the school’s Instagram page and in the Year 1 in Action folder. The children in Year 1 will be learning lots of things through continuous provision and play in fun and exciting ways. Please log on to Tapestry and take a look at the recent uploads of your child’s learning that will be appearing over the next few weeks. The children have settled well into the new classrooms and really enjoying their independent learning challenges as well as adult directed tasks.


What to bring to school
Children in Year 1 will need to have a bag to store their reading books. Book bags are best as these fit into trays and take up less space. Book bags also help keep books flat and stop our books from getting damaged. Please provide your child with a clearly labelled water bottle. As per school policy the water bottle must contain water only. Children in Year 1 do not require pillow cases
PE days
PE will start the week beginning 21st September. The PE days for Year 1 will be on Wednesday and Friday. Children can on these days come to school in jogging bottoms or shorts under their skirts. Suitable PE footwear can also be worn to school on these days. PE kits are not required as the children will not be getting changed.


Healthy snack and lunchboxes
Children in Key Stage 1 are given a piece of fruit each day to eat at breaktime so parents do not need to provide a snack.


All children in EYFS and KS1 are also entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. We advise parents to choose this option for their children as it meets the schools food standard and is nutritiously balanced. If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please make sure there are no products that contain nuts (this does include many chocolate spreads) as we have children with allergies. Please also do not send your child to school with sweets or fizzy drinks in their lunch boxes. Some ideas can be found here

Homework and reading expectations
Children will be given reading books in the next few weeks. (We are currently re-assessing the children to get the correct book band). It is important that your child reads as much as possible at home as this will help them. Key words will be sent home on cards for children to learn to read. The first sets of words are the Teddy Words cards (see the link below), then children will move onto the robot words. We are aware that some children did not finish their Year R teddy words so children will be given any words
they missed from last year.

How you can help your child in Year 1
Here are a list of other things you can do to support you child development in Year 1:

  • Rote count to 100 together
  •  Count out quantities of objects (this can be anything, glasses for the table, sweets


  • Play board games to encourage dice recognition. Use a second dice so children

have to add two small amounts together.

  • Talk about the science they see around them
  • Talk about places you may have visited to expand their geography knowledge.

Please upload any learning to Tapestry we would love to know what they can do at home.


What to do if you have any worries or concerns
At the moment we are unable to meet you face-to-face in the same way as we would do under normal circumstances but we still want to be able to make ourselves available to you.
If you need to contact any of you class teachers be email between the hours of 9-5. In an emergency please phone the office and teachers will phone you back when lessons have finished. 



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