Year 1 – Welcome!

Year 1 is the first year group in Key Stage 1 (KS1).
Children in Year 1 line up in the L-Shaped Playground and need to join the line when the first bell goes at 8.47am.
The bell rings again at the start of the school day at 8.50am. The school day finishes at 3.05pm.
Please make sure your child arrives on time. If he/she is late, you must collect a red slip from the front desk or School Office to enable them to be added to the register.
The induction booklet for Year 1  gives more information about Year 1.



Class G – Ms Patel

Class I – Miss Kelly

Meeting teachers. We hold parents’ evenings twice a year. At other times, the teachers are very happy for you to make an appointment for the end of the school day to speak to them about your child. Mornings are always very hectic so it’s not easy to speak to parents then.



At the beginning of term, we sent home the Year 1 Spring Term News  and our Year 1 Spring Term Topic Web which explain what we’ll be doing this term.

Our topic this term is Polar Regions / Animals. 








  • Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March – Parents’ Evening – by appointment
  • Please also check the Dates for your Diary page to see whole school events


Class G and Class I have PE sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Year 1 children need to wear Swaffield PE kit. You may, if you like, leave the PE kit at school and take it home to wash at the weekend. Please make sure that all clothing, including PE kit has your child’s name clearly on it.


There is more information on our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home.

  • Maths or English homework will be given out each Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.
  • Reading. Please try to read with your child every evening for 10 to 20 minutes and write a positive comment in their yellow reading record. Please visit our Reading & Books page for more information about Reading. You can see the reading list for Year 1 here.
  • Talk homework. We’ll send talk homework home on Fridays so that you can help your child prepare for the Big Write the following week. Please make sure that your child has the opportunity to discuss this topic with an adult.
  • Spelling. We will give children spelling words on Wednesdays and these need to be practised at home ready to be tested weekly in school and brought back in on the following Monday.


PACT folder & reading record. Please make sure your child brings their PACT folder, reading book and yellow reading record into school every day. To remind you, PACT stands for Parents and Children and Teachers.

Start of the day. Year 1 children need to line up when the first bell goes and need to be in class by 8.50am for a prompt register and ready to begin their guided reading session.

Break time. Children are given a fruit/vegetable snack to eat at morning break. No other snacks are permitted.
Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children.
Find out more including how to register by visiting

Lunch. Children in Year 1 are eligible for a free school meal which is funded by the Government. You can find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu here.  Please remember to send a slip of paper in each day to show what your child is to have for lunch. You may choose for your child to have a packed lunch, provided by you.

End of the day. The school day finishes at 3.05pm for Year 1.  Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait for you.


You’ll be invited to meet your child’s class teacher for a private 10 minute appointment to discuss progress in October and March.
If you wish to see the teacher at any other time, please make an appointment by phoning the School Office or speak to the teacher about making an appointment when dropping off or collecting your child. If your child accompanies you to this meeting, he/she and any other siblings are expected to stay with you at all times and go into the classroom with you for your meeting.


Swaffield is a ‘healthy school’ and we don’t allow sweets, chocolates or cakes (including birthday cakes) to be brought into class. If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.