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St Christophers Academy

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

The class teachers are Miss Ballinger (1KB) and Mrs McCloskey (1SM).

Key Information

PE Days - Miss Ballinger's class will have PE on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs McCloskey's class will have PE on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school for these days. PE kits can be brought in at the beginning of the week and be left in school. A list of the full PE kit required can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform.

Homework - Homework is set every Friday and is due back to the teacher the following Wednesday. The objectives set will be based on something the children have been learning about in school that week. Sometimes, tasks set may involve research for future learning. Guidance for homework can be found on the inside cover of your child's homework book. 

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their phonics. Please ensure that once you have read a book, you comment and sign so we know if it has been read or not. This will also help us to see any particular words or sounds that your child is struggling with and needs to work on at school. If part of the book has been read at home, please put the page number which you read up to incase we continue reading at school. 

Library Books - The children will have the chance to choose a library book to take home with them for the week on a Friday afternoon. Their library book needs to come back to school each Friday in order to be changed.

Water Bottles - Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school everyday to have in the classroom with them. This should contain water only, not juice. 


Look at the photo albums to the right to see what exciting things we have been up to at school!

Please see the curriculum overview below to find out about our current learning at school.