Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 1 – Willow & Elm


Our Year 1 teachers are:

Elm Class – Miss Dibb

Willow Class – Mrs Gamble

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Pheasey, Mrs Meakin and Miss Blackburn


Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a waterproof coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

Wednesday – PE – children to come to school in PE kits and trainers

Wednesday (PM) –  PE (Mr Langan), Outdoor Learning (Mrs Meakin)

Friday – Reading books are changed. Spellings.


The Year 1 newsletter is sent out via email every Friday outlining our learning.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible, ideally four times a week. Reading books are changed every Friday. This is the only day reading books need to be in school.

Children are given English and maths homework activities to complete every Friday. These can be found in book bags. Curriculum homework is included in the weekly letter and is in the form of a ‘Big Talk’ task.

Learning Overview

For information on school milk, please click here.

For information about our learning over the year, please see our Year 1 Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year, please click here.

For information on reading over the year, please click here.

For information on maths over the year, please click here.

For information on end of Y1 expectations for reading, writing and maths, please click here.


We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School has achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our My Happy Mind theme for this half term is ‘Appreciate’. The Appreciate module teaches children to understand why gratitude matters and how we can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!

Important Dates

May Half Term
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Children
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
KS2 Sports Day (provisional date which may need to change depending on Y6 – Y7 transition days)
Jun 20 all-day