Year 1

A warm welcome to our Year 1 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children are learning, latest news, achievements, homework and useful links.

Our teachers are:

1B - Miss Butler

1H - Miss Harding

1I - Miss Ingle

Mrs Cash

Year 1 News

Year 1 will be visiting the Black Country Museum, on Thursday 29th June 2017. The children are getting very excited! Please ensure you have returned your permission slip and payment of £13.50 to your class teacher.


A very big well done to all of the children in Year 1 for completing their phonics test this week, we are all very proud of you!

We are Learning

This week Year One has started our new Literacy topic based on the story of the Rainbow Fish. The children now know the story really well and have been able to sequence it correctly. Using the sea creatures that they made up last week, they have been writing their own version of the story to include their new characters.

In Numeracy we have been busy doing lots of different learning. We started off the week by making repeated patterns in our books and were able to create our own patterns too! Wednesday was really fun as we got to do some races outside, then we had to order ourselves using ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc).

In Outdoor Education, using the designs we drew before half term, we got to make our own mini beasts using salt-dough.


Please draw the sound buttons under the selection of words (a dot for a single sound, e.g. c and a line for a double sound, e.g. ch). The children will be completing their phonics tests soon after half term so please practise reading as much as you can!
Also, please choose your favourite days from the half term holiday and write a holiday diary.

Year Group Events

Wednesday 28th June is parent book day.
Thursday 29th June trip to the Black Country Museum.
Wednesday 12th July, 1:30pm is KS1 Sports Day.

Useful Links

Year Group Information

At Dorrington, homework is considered to be a vital part of the children’s education, as it not only supports but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Homework will be given out every Friday and includes one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.

Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education
We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.


At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.