YEAR 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bours

Miss Jackson

Mrs Strick

Mr Alexandridis


Welcome to Year 1 letter for children | Clover Hill Primary School


Summer Term 2024


Welcome back after the Easter break!


Do keep checking this class page for updates as we go through the year.

Any vital or short-term changes to the school day will be sent out via text or email as usual.


Class Updates:

  • Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans are named. We are already having clothing left behind as we can't locate the owner!
  • Remember to bring your reading book and yellow reading record into school everyday.


General Class Information:

Our School Day:

Children can arrive in school from 8.45am, through the EYFS entrance via the playground.

Adults will need to remain on the playground when the children come in to school, as the entrance can get very congested!

Morning register closes at 9.00am

Children can order a school snack if they wish. Payment of this is via ParentPay. Please speak to the office if this needs setting up.

Lunchtime is 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Please make sure that your child's school lunch has been pre-ordered via the form sent by the office each week.

Hometime is 3.15pm

Children will be brought to the small wooden gate at the EYFS entrance to be collected by their parent / guardian. Please notify the office if the adult picking your child up is not the designated person that we are expecting.


School Uniform and P.E Days

Please send your children to school in the correct school uniform on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

This consists of:

  • grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress.
  • white or red polo shirt, or white collared shirt / blouse long or short-sleeved
  • red jumper or cardigan (with or without the Castle logo)
  • black, white or grey socks
  • black shoes (NOT trainers).

Our P.E lessons are on Thursdays and Fridays. On these days, please ensure your children come to school wearing the correct P.E uniform.

This consists of:

  • plain white t-shirt or polo shirt (no crop tops)
  • plain black shorts/skorts/jogging bottoms/leggings
  • plain black or red sweatshirt / hoodie, and plain black pumps or sensible trainers.

Long hair should be tied back.

NO JEWELLERY should be worn, including EARRINGS. Please make sure children are not wearing earrings on P.E days.


This Half Term's Topics:

English - Taught by Ms Moore

Twists on Traditional Tales: We shall be exploring different ways that traditional tales have been adapted - either through characters or setting. You shall be changing a well-known tale and adding your own 'twist'. Instructional Writing will involve telling our reader how to 'Catch or Avoid the Big, Bad Wolf'. Our Poetry work this half term will include creating Riddles.

Maths - Taught by Mr Alexandridis

Multiplication and Division; Fractions; Geometry: Position and Direction; Place Value; Measurement: Money & Time.

Science - Taught by Mr Alexandridis

Plants: Simple Life Cycles and Growth.

History - Taught by Mrs Bours

Famous Queens: We shall be exploring the lives of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I. We will compare the 3 different time periods and see what life was like for these very famous monarchs.

Art - Taught by Mrs Bours

Collage and Printing: Linked with our Science work, we shall be studingy Andy Warhol’s flower prints and create our own block inspired by Warhol’s work. We shall discover how to make block prints using a range of vegetables and fruits, creating repeated patterns. We shall make tree rubbings and learn what a monoprint is and create our own using leaves.

Computing - Taught by Ms Moore

E-Safety; Programming With Scratch Junior; Using and Applying Skills - Microsoft Paint & Microsoft Word

P.S.H.E - Taught by Mrs Strick and Miss Jackson

Staying Healthy - Body & Mind

P.E - Taught by Mr Alexandridis

Throwing & Catching Games; Athletics

Please note: to enable the children to experience the full curriculum of subjects we work from a 'rolling programme'.

The curriculum subjects that are not listed above will be taught in the following half term. 


Reading At Home

Your child has an independent reading book in which to take home and practise their reading with an adult. We ask that you provide opportunities for your child to read as much as possible at home; ideally a few short minutes every day, but at least 3 times per week. This is invaluable to their literacy development. KS1 children are learning to apply their decoding skills (phonics) and also comprehend what they read, so try to discuss the book's events or contents as part of their reading practice routine too. The book may need to be read several times in order for your child to grasp some of the tricky words or longer decodable words. Your child will gain in confidence with every read!

Please record reading sessions in your child's reading record and send into school everyday.This is so we can hear them read their book in school and keep track of their progress. Books will be changed on a Thursday once our 3 reading sessions in school have taken place.

The children will also bring home a 'sharing' book of their choice from the school library. This book can be read to your child or together with your child at home. This should be an opportunity to instil the positive experience of reading in whichever way your child feels confident with. This 'sharing' book can be changed on a Wednesday, where the children will get the opportunity to choose from the wide variety of texts that the school library offers.


If you should need to contact me with any questions or concerns then please use the following email address:

[email protected]


Looking forwards to a fun-filled term!

Mrs Bours

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Contact the School

Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

If you wish to request a paper copy of information on our website please use the school email.

Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218
[email protected]

SEN Contact: Miss J Mason

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