Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 1 – Willow & Elm


Our Year 1 teachers are:

Elm Class – Ms Baker

Willow Class – Mrs Wallace

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Meakin and Miss Pawson


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 hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

Monday – Reading books changed, PE (please make sure PE kits are clearly named)

Wednesday – Outdoor Learning (Mrs Gray), RE  (Mrs Adcock) , PE

Thursday – ICT

Friday – Celebration Assembly/ Provision Time, Library, ICT


The year 1 weekly letter covers the homework for the week  please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible and ideally at least three times a week. Reading books are changed on a Monday but please send books into school each day as we have volunteers who come in to read with the children on various days during the week.

Big talk: Children are given a topic to discuss at home once a week and are expected to come to school with a sentence to share.

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.


Please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. If your child has sickness or diarrhea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

World Book Day
Mar 5 all-day
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Ilkley Pool & Lido
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Nell Bank Relays (Years 3-6)
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm