Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School


Welcome to Year 1  

This week we are starting our new topic of 'The Frozen Planet'.

We have been researching different animals that live in cold places and how they adapt to live there. We are building up to writing our own story about an Artic creature in the next few weeks, using all the vocabulary and ideas we gather.

In maths we are continuing our work on subtraction, using different methods to solve subtraction problems.

This week's spellings are available here if you need another copy.


Please come along to our Phonics and Reading workshop for parents/carers on Tuesday 13th November at 6.30pm - 7.30pm. This will give you an overview of your child's journey to learning to read and how you can support them at home.

Polite reminder- Please could we remind parents and carers to avoid coming in to the cloakroom areas in Year 1 on a morning. We are finding these areas are becoming very congested, and this can be unsettling for the children. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team

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. 

The teaching assistants working in the Year 1 classes are Mrs Brookes, Mrs Hare, Mrs Collins, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Patrick. 

Mrs Cartright and Mr Simms will teach in Year 1 on a Tuesday 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 Wednesday (Class Teacher) and on a Tuesday with our specialist sports coach, Mr Simms. All children will need trainers or pumps, suitable for outdoors, for the session with Mr Simms on a Tuesday.

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  are changed once a week.   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.