Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 1   

We have had a fantastic few weeks in school after our half term break!

The children have really enjoyed our new topic about Spring and growing. They have all planted their own Sunflower seed, and we are watching closely to see how these are growing. These will hopefully come home with the children at Easter.

We had a brilliant trip down to the nature area last week as part of our outdoor learning, where we saw lots of frogs and a lot of frogspawn! We will go down again soon to see if we can find any tadpoles!

This week we are doing our Science Week in school, and the children are really enjoying investigating bubbles and doing experiments to see which bubble mixture is the best. Watch this space for some photographs!

It was lovely to see some of you at the reading morning last Friday, and we hope to see some of you again this week. These sessions run from 8:40- 9:15 this Friday, and next Friday. Please join us if you can, to read with your child, and share a story with them.

If anyone has any old show boxes at home, please could you bring these in, as we are short of boxes to store puzzles and games in. Many thanks in advance for this.

Staffing in Year 1 :

Miss Morton teaches in Class 1M (Tuesday-Friday) and Mrs Cartwright teaches in Class 1M on a Monday.  Miss Dawson is teaching in Class 1D, with Miss Harker in class too until half term.  

The teaching assistants working in the Year 1 classes are Mrs Smith, Mrs Hare, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Patrick. Mrs Brown, Mrs Collins and Mrs Brookes will also be supporting children with their learning.

Mrs Cartright and Mr Simms will teach in Year 1 on a Wednesday morning and Mrs Cartwright will also teach in 1D on a Thursday afternoon.

Please pop in if you have any queries. The end of the day is generally best, as we can give you more time.


This half term, both class 1M and 1W will have PE on a Monday (Class Teacher) and on a Wednesday with our specialist sports coach, Mr Simms. They will be developing their skills in athletics with Mr Simms so they will need trainers in school please.

Forest Schools:

We're planning to continue our Forest Schools work in the grounds, this will usually take place on alternate Fridays. Please make sure your child brings in waterproof clothing and wellingtons and these can be left in school.


Please make sure your child has a coat/waterproof in school every day. We still go out for playtimes, even if it is raining!

Book bags:

Free choice Readers (from your child's reading band) are changed once a week. Please see letters in book bags for new information about Guided Reading for this half term.  Please keep the books and diary in the book bag, in case we want to do any extra reading at school. Please bring book bags in every day, and check for letters. 

Water Bottles: 

Please can your child bring in a named water bottle (full of water only) every day. The children are able to refill their water bottles with fresh, chilled water in school if they require extra water.


Children will have a piece of fruit each day, which is provided free of charge. No other snacks are required.

Hot Dinners:

Hot dinners are free for all Key Stage 1 children.  For the school dinner children,  we remind them what the options are that day and they chose by putting their name in the appropriate marked tub  e.g. main/ vegetarian option or jacket potato. 

Year 1 Websites

  • Teach Your Monster to Read This is a free website, but you do need to register with an email address.
  • ICT Games Lots of fun games, that cover lots of curriculum areas.
  • Phonics Play This is a subscription website, but you can access some of the games for free. Or you can sign up if you wish, it's not very expensive. 
  • Topmarks Great website containing tonnes of games to support all areas of Maths and English, including phonics and spelling.
  • Oxford Owl This fantastic website contains a huge range of ebooks that can also be access via tablets, as well as a range of maths games to support your child. To access the ebooks your child can use the class login details below.                Username: cop4, Password: cop4  or  Username: cop3, Password: cop3
  • Ipad apps

  • Maths Key Skills


Miss Dawson and Miss Morton.