Year 1 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 1

In this next stage of your children’s education they will continue to access a nurturing environment where they are provided with many opportunities to develop to their full potential.  They will be involved in interactive, practical learning which will stimulate and support their inquisitive minds.

Our parents are valued as their child’s first teacher.  We encourage our parents to support their child’s ‘journey of discovery’ by entering into a home-school partnership which has the child as the focus.  We aim to share children’s achievements and next steps on a regular basis in order to ensure parents are aware of ways in which they can support.


Some pupil comments from last year:

“We loved going to the beach!”

“We made good Egg Drop contraptions with our Mum and Dad!”

“Traction Man is fun!”


Importance of Year 1

It is in Year 1 when the children begin their journey through the National Curriculum and our aim is for each child to achieve at least the expected national standards.  We have high expectations for each child’s progress and this is securely based upon the next appropriate steps for them.  We provide extra support for children who are not yet achieving expected levels, but also for those who are exceeding expectations in order to provide a challenging curriculum for all.  

At the end of Year1 the children undertake a Phonics Screening Check, which assesses their ability to read using the letter sounds they know (phonemes).  The Screening scores are reported to the Local Authority and then forms part of Government’s statistics.


Forthcoming Visits

During each term our children will walk up to Beaumont Park to observe the changes within each Season.  They will ask parents to come along so that we ensure their safety on the journey. During the year we will have visits to lots of other interesting places when parents will be invited to join us.


Homework / PE days

P.E. in Year 1 takes place on Mondays and Thursdays.  We request that P.E. kits are left at school and returned as soon as possible after removal for washing / checking.  All children’s belongings must be named so that they can be returned to the owner if they are lost.

Homework is provided each Friday and should be returned by Tuesday the following week.  We request that parents create time to talk with their child about their Homework, as this is very much embedded in their current learning and can help to secure their further understanding of the current topic.



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Contact the School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Street

Office Opening Times
Start: 08:00
Finish: 16:00

Breakfast Club 08:00 - 08:45

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Headteacher: Mrs N Nazir

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs S House

Business Manager: Mr M Imran

School SENCo: Miss S Peat

Chair of Governors: Dr A Williams

Office Contact: Mrs L Haley

Tel: 01484 223198