Year 1


Here are the adults your child will meet in Year 1

Mrs Cadogan,

Mrs Kausar,

Miss Farook,

Mrs Berry,

Mrs Proud,

Mrs Carr,

Mrs McElvenny,

Mrs Matthews,

Ms. James.

***Year 1 Out and About***

                         Walsall Art Gallery                                             Blue Coat festival at St Matthews Church


***Year 1 at School***

                     Maths                                                             PE                                                           Parent and Child Workshop





Reading at home

Regular supported reading is essential to aid learning progress.

At Blue Coat Infant School we ask all pupils to keep a record of their home reading over the week.

Class reading books should be exchanged each week and a record of any reading at home completed in their planner.

We ask parents, carers and relatives to check your child’s reading and write a comment to help the teacher’s assessment.

Ask them to retell the story in their own words to help their comprehension. We can provide further information on supporting your child’s reading progress at home.

Each time a book is exchanged stickers can be earned and kept on the pupils bookmarks.

Reading prizes can be awarded to completed bookmark holders each term.

Care of reading books are the responsibility of pupils. A book bag is a good idea for carrying school books. Please notify us of any lost or damaged books.


How can you help you child with spelling,

writing and mathematics?


*Encourage them to use Fred Fingers to help

spell green words.

* Learn to spell red words


* Practice spelling the red and green words by

writing them down.


* Remind them that a sentence always starts

with a capital letter and ends with a full stop.


*It is important to remember a space in

between each word.


* Ask them to say the sentence before they try

and write it down.


*Always read back what has written to ensure

it makes sense to the reader.


* Practice counting on and back in 1’s. 2’s, 5’s

and 10’s.


*Practice writing the numbers correctly.


* Practice saying the number bonds for 10 e.g.

6+4=10: 10-4=6: 9+1=10: 10-1=9.


* Learning the number bonds by heart.


 How can you help your child in school?


  Every day your child should bring home their planner in their book bag.


Please tell us any extra work your child does at home by writing it in their planner.


Homework: Spellings


Every Thursday they will bring home their spellings for the next week. The test will be on Tuesday.



 Maths Friday

Every Friday your child will have a maths task to complete.

Please help your child to complete the task and return it to school on Monday in their homework bag.


Please check their book bags for Read Write Inc. books and letters.


Please notify us if another adult will be collecting your child.


Please keep your child with you until the teachers come out to collect their class in the morning.

Also stand back to make sure there is room for the children to get to their lines.


  House Points

We use house points to reward good choices, good work, hard effort and being kind.

Please make sure your child wears their badge every day. 

Replacement badges can be bought for 25p from the school office.



Attendance Ted


All Year 1 Classes want to win Attendance Ted!

He spends the week with the class who has the best attendance for the previous week.

Please make sure your child is in school every day.

The top 3 classes will be announced every Friday.


 Healthy Children


At Blue Coat Infant School we encourage your child to exercise and eat healthily. They are given fresh fruit every day


Water bottles are sent home to be washed every Friday.


Please ensure your child returns with them on Mondays so they can have access to valuable drinking water throughout the day.   Replacement bottles are available in the school office


If your child would like to have milk you can order it at the School Office. Please see Mrs Jones (School Office)


If your child brings a packed lunch box to school please make sure that it is clearly named on the outside as there are more than one of the same design.