Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Classes are open at 8:40am please make sure your child is on time.....

Year 1

 Welcome to Year 1!


Meet the staff

Mrs Anyanegbu - Class Teacher

Mrs Green TA

Miss Farrell

Year One begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year!  We do lots of hands on leaning through our inspiring and creative curriculum.

We look forward to sharing our new and exciting news with you about all the fantastic things that happen in our Year 1 class.


If you have any questions or queries about your child/ren please feel free to catch myself or Mrs Green at the end of the day. 


What will the children need in school?


  • Each child will need to bring a water bottle to school every day. 
  • Children can bring tuck money to buy toast or raisins (during break time) in Year 1 but they’re responsible for their own money so please send their money in a purse or wallet ready for them to put it into their money pot. Toast = 25p, raisin box = 30p.


Homework is set weekly, both online and a paper copy can be provided.


Spellings - Spelling test is every Friday - children should aim for at least 7 out of 10.  If they score below this they will have extra practise on a Friday afternoon. 


Maths – each week your child will be set some work to consolidate what they have been learning that week on both SUMDOG and a paper copy can be provided. The paper copies are to be returned every Friday for the teacher to mark and check. 


Curriculum - homework will be given out at the beginning of the half term and children can return a piece when they have completed it. You can choose to complete this work at your own pace as long as a minimum of 3 pieces are completed. 

Our end of day reading will be a range of both fiction/non fiction books. 


Here are some of the texts that we will be reading this half term include The Runaway Pea, Handa's Surprise, Mister Magnolia and Sophia Sparks.

Latest news ...        

Look what we have been up to so far this year...

(update coming soon)

We would love to hear any comments you may have on the photos of activities we share with you.


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark