Year 1 - Sapphire and Pearl Class 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 1

Our Teachers

This year, the staff in Y1 are:

  • Sapphire Class = Mrs Harrison
  • Pearl Class (Year 1/2) = Mrs Bell and Miss Brown 

Our Year 1 teachers are supported in class by Miss Bowskill and Mrs Hussain.  

Online Learning 

All children have a login to Purple Mash.  Homework will often be set on these websites.  To keep children safe online they have been taught to keep their passwords and logins safe from others. 

Children can login to Purple Mash here.


Phonics Screening Check

At the end of Year 1 all children will take the national, statutory Phonics Screening Check.  Your child's teacher will keep you updated on your child's progress and how you can support them.  

Children can access lots of fun games to support their phonics learning at


Homework will be set on a Monday.

Reading Champions 

Your child will be bringing their reading book home in their book bag every night.  Please read with them as often as you can.  If your child reads at least 3 times a week, they will earn a ‘Reading Champion’ sticker and will work towards a termly reward with Mrs Coleman with all of the Reading Champions across Northmoor Academy!

PE and Games

Children should wear their PE Kits to school on the following days:

  • Sapphire Class = Tuesday

Our Learning

This year, our topics will be:

  • Me and My World
  • London's Burning, London's Burning
  • Great Britain Now
  • Digging for Dinosaurs
  • A is for Africa
  • Courageous Castles

We will post updates of our work at the end of each topic, so please check back soon.  

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