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Year 1

Holly, Lime and Pear Classes


Miss C Ellwood


Class Teacher

Mrs J Arditti


Class Teacher

Mrs H Haymes


Class Teacher

Mrs V Willoughby


Class Teacher



This year’s topics:


Autumn term – “Toys” and “Hello, I’m new here”

Spring term – “Stories from around the world” and “Van Gogh’s Starry Night”

Summer term – “Why is water so precious?” and “Family fun in the past”



All children are expected to read every day and to learn to read and spell the relevant word lists for their year group. Please ensure you sign your child’s “Chatter Book” and the Reading Challenge form.


Click below to visit our Homework page for year group spelling lists and guidance on supporting your child's reading.



Every class has a weekly library session during which time they can exchange their reading books and ask for guidance and support for their individual book choices from our School Librarian.


Library days are Mondays (Pear Class), Tuesdays (Lime Class) and Thursdays (Holly Class).



PE days:

  • Lime Class – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Holly Class – Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Pear Class – Mondays and Wendesdays


Please ensure your child has all the correct clothes for PE in school at all times. These must all be labelled clearly with your child’s name (including their shoes).


Click below to visit our Uniform page for more information about sports and PE kit.

If your child wears earrings it is easier to remove them before school on these days. Children will be asked to take out their own earrings for PE. If they are unable to do so, they must be covered with micro-porous tape during PE.



Water bottles


All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink regularly in their classroom and maintain good hydration. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on their bottle.



Mid-morning snack


A piece of fruit or vegetable is available daily for children to help themselves at mid-morning break. Parents have the option of ordering a small carton of milk.


Click below for more information about fruit and milk.



A healthy and nutritious lunch will help to boost your child’s energy levels for learning throughout the afternoon. We encourage all our children to eat a hot meal each day, particularly since they are provided free for pupils in Year 1. However, if you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please remember that Northgate is a ‘nut-free’ school.