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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

We plant the seeds and help them grow

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome to Haydon Abbey Year 1 Classes. We are looking forward to getting to know all our children and watching them grow and develop throughout the year.


Introducing the Year One Team


1FD    Miss Doyle - Class Teacher

           Miss Hurley - Trainee Teacher

           Mrs Naughton - LSA


1JK    Mr Kirk - Class Teacher

          Mrs Lane - LSA


          Miss Capron – Assistant Head, YR and Y1 Phase Leader



The children are expected to read every day and they will be given relevant phonic or spelling rules to learn as the year progresses. They will also be given discussion homework which will be related to their learning for the following week. The children may be asked to have a discussion with you and complete some research. We shall also be continuing our Family Challenge this year. This is an activity that you complete at home as a family and then bring into show us at school. We would also love to see photos of you completing your Family Challenges; these photos can be emailed into the school office. Our Family Challenges will usually be set each half term.


Please make sure your child has their home school diary in school every day



Year 1 will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday.


The children need to have their PE kit in school every day during term time and it will be sent home with the children at the end of each half term. The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and black shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.


The children have one PE lesson with their class teacher and the other lesson with Mrs Westcott, PE teacher. Some of these lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.


Forest School

The children in Year One will continue to have Forest School sessions in school this year.


Year One will have their Forest School sessions in the summer term this year. The Year One Forest School sessions are scheduled to take place on a Monday afternoon in the summer term.


The children will need to bring a change of appropriate clothing in a named bag each week. We always need parent volunteers for Forest School so that the sessions can continue so if you can help please speak to your child’s class teacher.


If there is anything else you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher they will be happy to make an appointment with you.


Incidentally, to help you to keep informed throughout the year all dates for the diary, relevant information and further newsletters will be uploaded to the school website. Please ensure you check the school website regularly so you do not miss out on anything happening this year.


Miss Capron

Assistant Head

YR & Y1 Phase Leader