Year 1 A - Mrs Dean 2019 - 2020

Hi Year 1,
Hope you are well and keeping busy during this time. We are missing seeing you all at school.
Miss Nicholas and I have set some 2dos on Purple Mash for you to complete if you have access to the internet from exciting math games to learning about the seasons. Don't forget we will be able to see all of the work you complete on this website.
Here are some useful links to activities you may choose to do at home:
Our Read Write Inc. programme has been developed by Ruth Miskin.
Ruth Miskin Training are live streaming daily phonics sessions that your child can watch and join in with. These can be found here.
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
The films are streamed live and won't be available at other times. They will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem at 2.00pm every day. There are additional phonics resources on the Oxford Owl website. 
On the Oxford Owl for Home website, you can register here as a parent. This will enable you to access:
  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows
These are under the 'Kids Activities' tab under the 'Phonics' section.
Please take this time to read lots of books, whether this be you reading to your child or them reading to you. One of our favourite authors, David Walliams has released a free children's audio story every day for the next month.
Don't forget about the activities and workbook in your home learning pack which you can also be working through.
In the files section below, you can find our topic sheet which has different ideas for you do to at home. This will be regularly added to.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to email, your email will then be forwarded to the relevant teacher.
Keep checking the website for new ideas and messages and stay safe.
Mrs Dean

Mrs Dean and Miss Nicholas are the Year 1 class teachers. The Year 1 team also includes Mrs Evanson, Miss Roberts and Mrs Whittaker. Mrs Adamcyzk is the Year 1 PE teacher. Mrs Walsh is the music teacher. Mrs Dewsbury is the Early Years and Year 1 Assistant Principal.

Our morning sessions consist of Maths, Read, Write Inc and handwriting practice. In the afternoon, we teach the national curriculum foundation subjects through topic sessions. This includes history, geography, art and science. In addition, children receive PSHE, RE, and Music sessions during afternoon learning times. Throughout the year children explore three Design and Technology projects.

What does your child need to bring to school every day?

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day so that they can access a drink throughout the school day.

Your child will need to bring their book bag every day. This will allow them to carry their Read, Write Inc book and a library book to and from school. Children will access the library with their class every Monday. The library is also open to parents and children every day apart from Wednesday.

Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. The school does not have a supply of spare clothes for children so it is essential that they are appropriately dressed e.g. a waterproof coat with a hood for wet weather.


Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.  Please make sure that your child has a named kit, which includes black pumps or trainers, black shorts and either a green or white t-shirt. Long hair needs to be tied back.

All earrings need to be removed before school on PE days. Where ears have recently been pierced, it is essential that children have their own plasters from home to cover their earrings. This needs to be done either at home or by the child themselves. This is in line with the school policy.


Excellent attendance is vital for your child to achieve their upmost potential. The classroom door opens at 8:40am for morning registration. There will be a member of the Year 1 team waiting at the classroom door to welcome your child. If you have a message for your child's class teacher, unless it is urgent, if possible, please arrange to speak to her at the end of the school day as mornings are a busy time inside the classroom.

It is important that children arrive on time for school every day. This helps them to settle into the school day quickly and calmly. This has a positive impact on their ability to engage in their learning. 

School finishes at 3.05 and children need to be collected from classrooms at this time.

Read Write Inc

Your child will bring home a RWI book and additional Book bag book each Friday to share with you at home. Please support them by listening to them read and asking simple questions about what they have read. They might also enjoy teaching you the sounds and words at the front of the story books. Please encourage your child to read this book regularly so that they become confident with the text. These books need to be returned to school each Thursday.

There will be a charge of £2 for lost or damaged books.

Irlam Library

We visit the Irlam library on a Thursday afternoon. This gives the children time to explore and talk about the fiction and non-fiction books on offer. 

You can visit the library with your child on the following days. 

Library Visiting Times

Monday 08:20am-08:35am  and  3:10pm- 3:40pm

Wednesday 08:20am- 08:35am

Thursday 3:10pm-3:40pm

Files to Download

Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew or Karen Cutts

SEN Email: or