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Chaffinch Class, Year 1

Welcome to Chaffinch Class - the home of our lovely Year 1 children.

Working alongside the children you will also find Miss Crompton, the class teacher, and teaching assistants Mrs Coley and Mrs Sargent, who provide support throughout the week.



PE will be on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure all items of clothing, especially sweatshirts, are clearly labelled so as to avoid any mix ups. Girls should have their hair tied back, if it is long and earrings should be removed for health and safety. If your child is unable to take part in PE due to physical injury please contact the school office.


Children will receive homework in the form of reading books and spellings every week. Spellings will be given out every Friday along with some 'alien words' which the children should learn to read. They will be tested on both the following Friday. Please also note that we will try our best to change reading books on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Phonics is a very important part of our daily learning in Year 1 and we are keen to stress this throughout the year. However, beginning in the summer term, we are inviting all parents of children from Chaffinch class to join us on a Tuesday and Thursday morning of each week for some phonics activity sessions. It will give you the chance to see what phonics is, and how we teach it, allowing you to further support your child and get them ready for that all important Phonics Screening in June.