Yorkley Primary School

Apollo Year 1


Teacher: Miss Palmer-Smith

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Morse, Mrs Prosser, Mrs Price


 Summer 2 Reminders (June - July):


 PE - Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Please come into school wearing a PE kit on both of these days.

 Maths Games - Monday (please return games on a Monday to be changed)



Welcome to Year 1, Apollo Class

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all. We have an exciting year ahead of us, full of new learning, hard work and lots of fun. Here is some information about our class.


Book bags

Please send your child’s book bag in with them every day. This will allow us to send home letters and prevent them from losing things from the classroom to home. Replacement book bags can be bought from the PTA for £7.


Reading books

Your child will bring home a new reading practice book every Monday. This will be a fully decodable book. We encourage you to listen to your child read at least 3 times a week and record it in their reading record.  Your child will also bring home a sharing book that they have chosen themselves from our library; this is a book we would like you to enjoy reading to your child.



Homework will be sent home on a Tuesday and will be due in the following Monday. The homework will either be English and Maths and/or Topic, based on work that is relevant to our learning. It is important to encourage your child to complete the homework as independently as possible, however some work will require working together.


Maths games

Each week a maths game will be sent home for you to play with friends and family, these will support your child in learning key skills of maths and having fun with their learning. You will change your maths game every Monday. Please remember to bring your maths game in to exchange.


Water bottles

Please can you provide your child with a water bottle at the start of the year. It will need to be named. We will send the water bottle home daily to be washed. Only water should be provided. We will fill the bottles with fresh water throughout the day.


Milk and fruit

The children will receive a piece of free fruit in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They will also receive a carton of milk until they turn 5. You can order milk for them when they are 5 so that they can continue to enjoy it. Please speak to the office if you would like to order milk following your child’s 5th birthday. If your child does not like a variety of fruit then you are welcome to send in a piece of fruit that you know they will enjoy. We are a healthy school so no crisps, chocolate or junk food please.


PE kits

The children will be doing PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children can come into school wearing their PE kit. We are hoping that most PE will happen outside therefore they will need to wear warmer clothes in the colder weather. Also, the children will be staying in their kit all day so being warm and comfortable is important! Please can you remove your child’s earrings on a Tuesday and Wednesday.


Forest school

Apollo class will be lucky enough to experience off site Forest School sessions with Follow my Lead during Autumn 1 and Autumn 2. Children will need to be appropriately dressed for this, weather depending and bring spare socks, shoes and trousers in case they become muddy and wet. In Autumn 2, Forest School will take place on Wednesday AM’s for Apollo children. Parents are not required for these sessions.


Bike ability

Bike ability sessions for Apollo Class will be during Spring Term 2. The children will NOT need to bring their own bikes for this as age appropriate bikes and helmets are provided.


Miss Palmer-Smith & Mrs Morse

Welcome Letter and Class Information

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CanDo Maths Knowledge Organisers

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