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Blwyddyn 1 - Mrs Smith

Croeso i Fflwyddyn 1!

Welcome to Year 1!


This year, our classes are:

Dosbarth Glas - Miss Bissmire

Dosbarth Coch – Miss Natkar & Mrs Moore


Dosbarth Glas will be supported by Miss Atkins


Dosbarth Coch will be supported by Miss Annie, Miss Rhonda & Miss Chloe


Year 1 PPA teachers will be Miss Perryman and Mrs MacFarlane.


Our School Day 


Start time: 8:35 

Finish time: 3:00 




In year 1 we will provide snack for your child. Snack costs £1 a week and will consist of fruit and/or crackers. Please give snack money to your teacher at the start of the week. 


Please make your class teacher aware if your child has any allergies. 



Please provide your child with a bottle of water each day. They will have opportunities throughout the day to refill their own bottles. 


P.E Days


Children must come to school wearing their P.E. Kit on their allocated day for PE.


Our allocated day is Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Please wear the following items to school on a PE day:

T-Shirt / Crys-T

Shorts / Siorts

Tracksuit / Traciau

Trainers or daps / Esgidiau chwaraeon


P.E lessons will be taking place outside (weather permitting) so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately.


Please ensure all P.E. kit is labelled clearly.



Topic 1 – Happiness


Our topic this term is called ‘Happiness’. Through a range of fiction and non-fiction books, we will be learning about emotions and how our actions can affect others. We will be discussing what makes us happy and how we can make others happy.  We will be looking at coping strategies, exploring our senses, investigating healthy and unhealthy foods and finding out how we can continue to grow as healthy, confident individuals. 

We will also be taking part in Forest Schools this term. A letter will be sent home with your child for more information. Please let us know us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Topic 2 - Magic


Our topic this half term is called 'Magic.' We will be looking at science investigations, fairytales and fiction texts and learning about how we are magic.


We will be having a special visitor ‘Mr Magician’ who will show and teach the pupils magic tricks.


Reading in Year 1


Reading at home is very important. Reading for just 10 minutes a day can make a BIG difference. Each week we will be sending reading books home for you to read with your child. Please comment on your child's reading ability in the yellow book before sending the books back to school to be changed. We ask for reading books to be brought in on a Wednesday and will be sent home on a Friday.


Accessing Google Classroom from Home

To access Google classroom pupils can download a FREE app via the App store on an ipad or iphone and via the Google Play Store on Android devices. Pupils then need to sign in using the username and password

provided to them by the class teacher. 


To access google classroom on a laptop or PC pupils need to go to and sign in with their HWB details.


Forgotten your HWB details?  No problem, notify your class teacher and they can help you out. 

Useful links for reading at home with your children: 


BBC I player is showing Julia Donaldson books as films. Children can watch and listen to these. 


Listening to stories.


Children can read a range of stories on this website. They are, unfortunately not in book form, but you can scroll down as you do on an internet page. 


An American website but some really good links for children who are learning to read.


This website allows you to access a range of E-books. 


This website allows you to read along to a range of different E-books.



Thank you for your support,


Please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff if you have any queries whatsoever.