Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 1   

Many thanks again to those parents who were able to make it in to read in class on the last few Fridays. The children have really enjoyed having you in, and listening to different people share books with them!

We have had a busy week this week, making Easter baskets and Easter crispy buns! The children also had an extra Golden Mile for Sports Relief which they all did brilliantly! Thank you for all your kind donations too.

After the holidays we are looking forward to starting our new topic of “Traditional tales”. We will be reading lots of different fairy tales and traditional tales, and doing work based around these.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in school after the Easter holiday, but until then have a fantastic break everyone, and Happy Easter!

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 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 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.