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Enthusiastic Elephants

Welcome To Year 1 Enthusiastic Elephants 


Our class country is Tanzania. 

Our Staff Team:

Mrs Lonergan - Class Teacher (Tuesday - Friday)

Mrs Shoesmith - Class Teacher (Monday & PPA Cover)

Miss Hitchman - Teaching Assistant


PE Day:

PE is on a Monday. Pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit.


Entry / Exit from School:

Our class will enter the school from the side gate on Carlisle Road. Parents and Carers drop off and collect their child outside the classroom door at the bottom of the steps in the Year 1 playground. You may then exit through the gate at the bottom of the playground which leads to the ginnel. Please turn right and follow the one way system in the ginnel. 

Meet the Teacher

Thank you to those who attended the 'Meet the Teacher' Zooms. If you were unable to join us, please find below the PowerPoint we shared at the meeting which outlines our routines.


Newsletters and Information for Parents and Carers

Please find our latest newsletters and information for parents and carers in the folders below. The KIRF targets are 'Key Instant Recall Facts' in Maths. They focus on basic mental Maths recall skills to support the children in increasing their speed and accuracy of mental calculation. Please support your child at home to learn their KIRF Targets. These are changed each half-term and feed into our Maths learning in school. Please  also find below the Year 1 Common Exception Words. These are words which don't follow a spelling rule or pattern and many of which phonics won't apply to. Please support your child to learn the Common Exception Words at home.

Our Online Resources

Down below you will find the range of different online resources your child can access at home. Logins have been sent home with your child for these so please encourage them to log on and have a go as often as possible. Sometimes the children's homework will be set on these platforms so please keep a look out for added tasks.


As you will be aware, Year 1 are due to take their Phonics Screening Check in Summer 2022. We are teaching Phonics daily in school and encourage the continuation of Phonics learning at home. To help parents/carers with this, we have a Phonics page set up on our school website that is full of guidance and resources to be used. The link for the page is below, we hope you find it useful.


Home Learning

If you are having to isolate at home but are well we have created a home-learning page to ensure you do not fall behind in your learning whilst at home. 

Please follow the link below to access your home learning activities.

Continuous and Enhanced Provision:


We are enjoyed exploring the indoor and outdoor provision areas every day.  Here are some photos of our different areas. The challenges in each area change regularly to link to our current learning.