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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery


                                           Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

It has been lovely to meet all the children and parents this week. We are looking forward to beginning our Year 1 journey in September.

Please find all the information from the 'Meet the teacher' evening below.

If you have any questions or information to share, we will always be available in the morning on the playground. Alternatively, our email addresses are:



Click on the link to view our timetable. The Maths, English and topic sessions will also incorporate 'COOL' time (Choose Our Own Learning).


Key times: PE Tuesday and Wednesday. Please come to school in PE kit.

Library and buddy reading with Y4 - Thursday

Spelling test - Thursday

Celebration assembly - Friday

Forest school will be alternate Monday afternoons.

Summer holiday learning

Reading challenge - 'Summer of 1000 stories'. Please use the link on the main page to log which books you have read.

Please go back over the high frequency words until your child can read the words 'on sight'. 

If you would like to work on letter formation, click here. To know how to form capital letters click here.

 Our class

Class teachers - Mrs Christie (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

                          Mrs Barker (Friday)

Children will complete adult led tasks each day. Small groups will be working at the tables whilst some children are accessing the class provision.

We have a home corner, reading area, construction, outdoor space, small world, writing, DT and Maths areas. The children can access these areas independently and are resourced to enhance and continue their learning. The children are set 5 challenges each week and can put a coloured spot on their ladybird for each challenge completed.



Please remember that the morning snack should be fresh or dried fruit and vegetables and only and water to drink. If you are sending your child in with their own snack, please make sure it is not any other kind of snack or drink. There is fresh fruit available in school every day.

Please make sure that book bags, jumpers, cardigans, wellies etc are all labelled.

Book bags are preferable instead of rucksacks. This is due to the storage space available. 

Please read with your child as many times as possible each week, the minimum should be 3 or 4 times per week. It is beneficial to read the same book 2 or 3 times in the the earlier book bands to improve decoding skills, fluency and comprehension. Fill in the reading record when they have read to you as this will go toward their Reading reward chart.

All children will have a set of word cards. You can cut this up and learn a few at a time. A few minutes every day will help increase their word recognition. The words they know link to the reading band they are on. You can also ask your child how to spell the words they are learning.

Please continue to practise  handwriting. We are encouraging children to use printed letter formation.

Useful links

 High Frequency words - spelling list

Reading word lists

Phonics progression

Letter formation practise set 1

Letter formation practise set 2