The Icknield Primary School

Thrive and achieve together!

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 


Staff in Year 1

Class Teacher - Miss Graves

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Moir

Important Information 

The School Day

Each morning, our doors open at 8.40 and children are expected to be in the classroom, ready to learn by 8.50. Our day ends at 3.20.


Please could all children bring in a named water bottle to leave in the class during the day. They should only contain water - not juice. The children are free to drink from these when they need to, and we will take them to PE sessions.


In KS1, fruit is provided for break and children are entitled to a free school meal. 



We do PE on a Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure your children bring their named PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday.


Homework and Reading

We set a writing and maths homework each week. The homework will be set on a Friday, please make sure it is returned on a Wednesday. 


Your child will take home two books and a reading journal each week. One book will be a phonics book and another will be a reading for pleasure book. Please listen to your child read  their phonics book multiple times a week. Reading the book multiple times improves fluency (the ability to read with proper speed, accuracy, and expression) comprehension and confidence. Please take the time to read to your child too. Once your child reads to you or you read to your child, please note this down in the reading journal. Please hand in the reading for pleasure book and reading journal on a Wednesday. 


The PDF below have some great book recommendations that you could read to your child. 

Meet the Teacher

If you would like to find out more information about Year 1, please find the 'meet the teacher' powerpoint below.

Curriculum Letters

If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum, please find the curriculum letters below.


Here are some of our learning and experiences so far in Year 1.