Welcome to the new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Miss Coape-Arnold and I will be the Year One class teacher. I am excited to have your child in my class. I get a chance to guide your child through a wonderful and fascinating experience throughout their time in Year One! Every day activities will be supported by Dena and Carmen, our teaching assistants. Home/School diaries will be checked every morning for any messages from home, therefore any communication you would like me to receive please feel free to write a message or speak to me in a morning or after school.

Home Reading Books
Home/School diaries will be checked frequently. This gives us the opportunity to change your child’s reading book regularly. It is vital that children read at home every day.

A homework sheet with a choice of activities will be put in your child’s homework book every half term. There will be three hand in dates outlined for children to hand in one piece of homework from the choices given on each date.

A set of spellings that include phonic sounds the children are currently learning will be given out in your child’s spelling book on a Friday. These spellings are to be practised with your support and be back in school on Friday, where the children will be tested and a new set given.

A PE kit with all items named, must be in school on a Monday for the week ahead. This can then go home on a Friday or at the end of a half term, to be ready for the next week. We have two PE lessons each week, depending on the weather these may be indoor or outdoor.


Homeroom can be accessed via the website or a downloadable app and will keep parents up to date with the daily goings-on in the Year One classroom! We shall regularly post photos and updates to keep you informed on what the children are doing. If you do not have access to the Year One homeroom, please let me know.

Year One and Year Two will be visiting Warwick castle on Wednesday 27th September to support our topic ‘Turrets and Tiaras’.

Water bottles and sun hats
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school.

Once again welcome to Year One! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Miss Coape-Arnold