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Aldrington CE Primary School

Welcome to Year One!

Our Year One classes are the Hedgehogs and Squirrels.


Mrs Robins teaches Squirrels and Miss Turner teaches Hedgehogs.

On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Glineur and Mrs Jones teach Year One.

The teachers are assisted by Mrs Jones, Mrs Spraggon, Miss Rummery, Mrs Leach and Mrs Scerri.


Meeting your Class Teacher

If you have any questions, please do speak to us at drop-off or pick-up time. If this is not possible, we are happy to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time or you can call or email the office.

Parents’ Evenings are held in October and February each year.



In Year One we explore three exciting topics:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Our topic is A Walk in the Woods. We have been reading stories set in the woods, going to visit the woods and learning all about how they grow. We will take a journey through food from around the world and through the ages. We will sample food from other countries and hold our own Victorian Tea Party. The term begins by looking at how we travel and the area around our school. Our topic expands to include transport in the past and space travel!

Details of our termly curriculum can be found in the topic leaflets below. Please click to download.


School Calendar and Term dates

Please click here for the school calendar

Please click here for term dates this year


PE and Uniform

Full details of our school uniform can be found here

Please remember that children must wear a tie between October half-term and Easter as part of their full school uniform. In the colder months, please ensure that children have a coat for break and lunchtimes.


For details about our PE kit, please click here

Squirrels PE days are on Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). 

Hedgehogs PE days are on Thursday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).

Children need their PE kit for both inside and outside sport. On the children’s PE days, they come to school in their PE kit and stay in it all day. During colder months, please do include a fleece.


Home Learning


Year 1 children should continue to read at home regularly. We recommend at least fifteen minutes five times a week. This is essential to developing reading skills and all learning. Please complete the Reading Record booklet which will be seen by the class teacher each week.

Please click here for questions and ideas to make the most out of reading at home and together.


Spelling lists will be sent out each half term. For ideas on how to practise words, please click here.

Maths Homework

The homework will mostly consist of a practical maths task based on the classwork that week. There is also an optional challenge which develops the same learning at a deeper level.

Homework is set each Thursday and is due the following Tuesday. Please remind children to put homework folders in the box by Tuesday.


Food and Drink

Please click here for the school lunch menu

Every child should come to school with a (name labelled) water bottle. Please do not put it in the book bag as it may spill!

A fruit or vegetable snack is provided for each child every day. However, if your child is not keen on many fruits or vegetables, you may provide your own fruit or vegetable snack (not fruit bars, such as Yo Yo bars). Please label the snack to prevent upset, and keep it out of lunch boxes which are stored separately.

Please can we remind you that we are strictly a NO NUT school. This includes products containing nuts e.g pesto, nutella etc. We have children with severe allergies that could lead to anaphylaxis.  If your child has an allergy, we need to know. Please contact the school office to provide information.

School Day

Please click here for a detailed breakdown of our school day

Children may arrive at school from 8.40am and must be present by 8.50am. Key Stage 1 children finish at 3.10pm and Year 1 pupils should be collected from their classrooms (parents and carers entering via the lychgate). After 3.15pm, children should be collected from the school office.

Please click here for details about our breakfast and after-school clubs