Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 1   

Thank you to everyone for all your continued support over this last half term, particularly helping your children with spelling and reading at home. This has such a massive impact on the children's learning and confidence. We will be sending home some Christmas-themed spellings next week and the children will just have reading to do over the holidays.

The children are enjoying rehearsing for our Christmas performances on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December. Thank you to all of those who have brought back their requests for tickets and sent in children's costumes already. All costumes do need to be in school, in a named bag, by this Friday (8th December).

We will be doing lots of Christmas crafts and talking about Christmas celebrations over the next couple of weeks and I'm sure the children will be keen to share these things at home.

Mrs Angood and Mrs Burns would just like to say how much they have enjoyed working with your children and they look forward to hearing about their continued progress as they move on in Year 1.

Just a reminder that Thursday 21st will be our party day and children can bring a 'special outfit' to wear for the party (in a named bag) to change into after lunch.


Staffing in Year 1 :

Miss Morton will return to teach class 1A on Monday 18th December. Mrs Willson is remains on maternity leave.

Mrs Angood ( Monday, Tuesday &Wednesday ) and Mrs Burns ( Thursday &Friday) teach in Class 1A  and 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 outdoor games so will need outdoor kit 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. Your child will also bring home a Guided Reading Book on the day that they read in class.  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,  Mrs Angood and Mrs Burns.