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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

Year 1


Welcome to year 1! We hope you all had a great summer. Our team consists of Miss Knowers, Mrs Moule and Miss Deverill in Bears and Mrs Tristram, Mrs Gallie and Mrs Adair in Giraffes. We look forward to an exciting year with you and have a few announcements below to look out for.


Tuesday  (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). Indoor PE kit consists of black shorts and house colour Palace Wood T-shirt. For outdoor PE, please ensure your child has black jogging bottoms, trainers and a zipped outdoor sweatshirt. We request that PE kits are clearly named and remain in school all term. Additionally earrings are not permitted in PE lessons.  Therefore children must be able to take them out independently or come to school without them in on those days.


Reading books, Mental Maths and Spelling

Reading assessments will be taking place in the second week of the term. In the following weeks books will be given out and returned as follows:

Group / Programme

Taken home

Returned by

Rigby Star general reading book


Following Monday

Read Write Inc. storybook


Following Friday

Read Write Inc. spelling list (not Ditties)


No return date. There shall be a spelling check on Thursday

Mental Maths


There is no return date, please practise at home.  


Reading Records

Please take the time to familiarise yourselves with the new reading record/contact book. You may use the ‘Notes’ section for quick messages for your child’s teacher. Please read with your child as often as possible. A little each day is preferable to a long chunk once in a while. Please sign the reading record after each read. You may comment on your child’s reading, what they enjoyed, learnt or talked about.   Please speak with a member of the Year 1 team if you have any questions about the reading record and contact book.


General Reminders

Children should bring in a water bottle and a fruit or vegetable snack each day. Please ensure all bottles, fruit and snack pots are clearly labelled with their full name. All uniform, shoes, bags and any other equipment should also be named.  Could you please limit the number of keyrings/fobs on backpacks to just one please.