Year 1 - Sapphire


Super Starter – Message from a Wild thing

Marvellous Middle – Bristol Zoo trip on 1st July   

Fabulous Finish – Summer party with parents and carers on 10th July


Dear Parents/Carers



Welcome back to Term 6, our longest term this academic year! I hope you had a wonderful break and are ready for a busy term ahead! Please take the time to read this letter as it will let you know any key information coming up during the school term. This term our topic is called ‘Paws and Claws.’ This topic will be focused around animals and our highlight this term will be our trip to Bristol Zoo J where we have a fun workshop booked for the children to enjoy. Throughout this topic the children will learn the story of ‘Where the Wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak. Please see our topic web for more details. If you have books or artefacts related to our topic, we would love to hear from you. The children will be inviting you to join us for a summer party on Wednesday 10th July in the afternoon but more details will follow nearer the time.


Reading in Year 1

This term during the month of June the children will be sitting their Year 1 Phonics screening test. This test will be aiming to assess their understanding and application of sounds that they have learnt from FS2 to the end of Year 1. Please ensure you are reading as much as possible with your child to support them in being as successful as possible when sitting this test. Your support with this is greatly appreciated. 


Homelearning in Year 1







Reading and words to learn (now due in on Wednesday)


Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Maths (due in the following Monday)


General information

  • We are very much looking forward to our trip on Monday 1st July to Bristol Zoo. Please ensure the slips are returned by the deadline of Friday 21st June with payment of £15.50 enclosed.
  • We would also like to invite parents and carers to join the children for a summer party on Wednesday 10th July at 2:30 on the Football field. You may bring picnic blankets to sit on. The children will be serving you with home-made Hummus and veg sticks followed by a fruit salad that they will be preparing. 
  • Forest school will continue with Mrs Lander on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure Forest school clothes are named and arrive in school ready for Thursday, also in a named bag. If you find you have any items of clothing missing then please take a look in the Lost property bin outside Diamond classroom.
  • Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots.
  • Your child will be provided with a fruit/vegetable morning snack so there is no need to send your child in with one. If you wish to provide your child with an alternative healthy snack then this is also fine.
  • On Friday afternoons the children will continue to have ‘Good to be Green' time. This is when the children can celebrate their positive choices by staying ‘Green’ all week. Children are allowed to bring in a reasonably sized toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the plastic box underneath the interactive board. Your child may have GTBG time indoors or outdoors weather permitting so please allow your child to bring in a toy that could be used in either environments.   
  • Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE-indoor. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named. PE will continue to be on a Monday and will begin the first week back at school.
  • Star of the week- On a Friday, if your child is chosen to be Star of the week then they will bring home our class Piper bear for the weekend. Please support your child in recording what they get up to with Piper bear in the accompanying book. Your child may draw a picture or have a go at writing a caption. You may also provide a photo if you are able to.
  • Values ambassador- If your child receives the Values ambassador badge on a Friday then they will keep this badge for 1 week. They will then support the class teacher in choosing someone for the following week who has shown or demonstrated our school values throughout the week.
  • Golden table- if your child receives an invitation to the Golden table for the following Friday and chooses a parent or relative to accompany them then please make sure they bring a packed lunch with them and wait in the entrance hall from 11:50am to be collected by the child.



Many thanks for your support! I hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see me.


Yours Sincerely

Miss Catlin