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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Willow Class - Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is also called Willow at Water Primary School. Myself, Miss Hodgson, along with Miss Murray, will be your class teachers, supported by Mrs Collins.

We hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to the new term ahead. 

As we get to know all of the children, we would like to display a photograph in class of every child’s family. Please send in a photograph/copy of a photograph for us to brighten up our classroom and get to know who is important to your child.


Throughout this half term, PE will take place every Tuesday. This will last for the whole morning. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. This can be worn underneath a tracksuit. Children will wear their PE kit, along with trainers, for the whole day.

Forest School

The children will be attending Forest School on Friday mornings, which means that children can come into school wearing their Forest School clothes. More details will follow on Class Dojo.  

Focused Learning

We will be reading and discussing a range of stories each half term. These stories will be used during our literacy lessons, among others. We will also teach your child handwriting, phonics and guided reading. Not all of our learning in Year 1 is through adult-led, focused groups. We will give children the opportunity to learn through play in continuous provision. 

Learning through Play

We will work to follow the children’s interests where possible, encouraging them to share their hobbies with us and providing them with the opportunity to develop these interests through independent learning in continuous provision. Children will also be supported to independently apply the skills taught by accessing challenges in provision both indoors and out.


In EYFS we concentrated on numerals 0 to 20. Throughout the next term, we will continue to work with these numerals, practising recognising and ordering them, as well as working on one more and one less, doubling, halving and sharing.

We will also work on recognising odd and even numbers, measurement, weight and capacity. Please help at home by counting forwards and backwards to 20 with your child, ordering numerals, and challenging children to practically solve problems such as hunt the missing number etc. 

Home Reading
Books will be changed every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Please read with your child every evening, even if it’s just for five minutes. Please sign and date your child’s reading record every time you read. 

Keeping in Touch

Please note that the door to Willow opens at 8.50am each morning, with registration taking place at 9am.    

Please check Class Dojo for updates, and follow our adventures on Twitter - @MissHodgson1 and @Waterprimary.

Our door is always open and, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school. 

Many thanks.

Miss Hodgson and Miss Murray

Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414