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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 Horsfield 

Portugal Class- Miss Olsen

Norway Class- Miss Russell 


The start and the end of the day
The school day starts at 8.35 am and ends at 3.10 pm for all Year 1 children. 


Year 1 Curriculum
We are very excited about our  provision in Year 1. We have an outdoor classroom built.. The children in Year 1 will be learning lots of things through continuous provision and play in fun and exciting ways at the beginning of the Year and we move slowly at the pupils pace to more formal learning styles. 


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. Children must bring in their reading books everyday and these will be put in the class box. 


Please provide your child with a clearly labelled water bottle. As per school policy the water bottle must contain water only.

PE days
 The PE days for Year 1 will be on Thursday and Friday. Children can on these days come to school in their school PE kit (please see school uniform policy). Suitable PE footwear can also be worn to school on these days. 


Forest Schools 

 Iceland Class have Foorest School on a Friday morning for Autumn 1.  


Please can you provide your child with the following on their Forest school day.

Welly boots – it is wet and muddy!

Trousers/tracksuit bottoms – to keep warm and protect from the trees/bushes.

Even in the summer the children will need to wear long trousers and long sleeved tops thank you.

We will get muddy as there is a mud kitchen, water and lots of mud underfoot.

Forest school happens in all weather, sun, rain and snow. We will not go in high winds or thunder.



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 are given reading books. 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 then children will move onto the robot words and astronaut. 


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