Charlbury Primary School

Year 1

Staffing in Year 1

Mr Gregory is the class teacher who plans for and organises the teaching for the class. He is supported by Mrs Moss,Teaching Assistant.  Any information about your child's interests, likes and dislikes, abilities or needs can be discussed with your child's teacher or teaching assistant.

Transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1

The children are all very familiar with the staff through Forest School and lunchtime contact, which is a really positive start. In Year 1 our day is a bit more structured so we do need to make a prompt start with register at 8.40am. It is helpful if children now become more independent by putting away their own belongings and changing shoes. If you need to speak to a member of staff we are always available first thing but do have more time at the end of the day.


Reading daily at home is a very important part of Year 1 homework. Phonics homework is given out on a Monday and Wednesday.  Mathletics tasks will be set on Fridays from Term 2 onwards.  Weekly spellings are given to pupils on Friday to learn for the following Friday.  .

Peebles the Owl

The children look forward to taking Peebles the Owl home with them for a week, he is given out on Friday.   Children are encouraged to write and illustrate or photograph their exploits to show the class. This helps to develop the children's speaking and listening abilities.

Henry the Maths Bear

The children also look forward to taking Henry home with them.  He is given out on a Friday to look after until the following Friday.  Children are encouraged to practise their Maths with Henry to help develop their mathematical skills.

Equipment and clothing

In addition to school uniform, your child will require a pair of black plimsoles as indoor shoes. On Forest School days children can wear old clothing and bring school uniform to change into afterwards. Book bags can be bought from the school office and will be needed daily for transporting reading books, homework, newsletters etc. We encourage children to drink water throughout the day and ask that drinking bottles only contain water and have a sports cap to reduce spillage.

Show and Tell

Children look forward to Friday Show and Tell sessions where they can bring toys or interesting objects to show and talk about to the class. Please try to remember that this is the only day that toys can be brought into school.

Fruit Scheme

As part of Charlbury's Healthy Schools programme your child will be offered fruit or vegetables mid-morning just before break. A wide variety is offered through the term and children are encouraged to try new or unusual fruit or vegetables.

Forest School

Forest School continues in Year 1 allowing us to access the curriculum in the outdoor environment.


PE takes place on Monday and Wednesday, so please provide a named bag containing a Charlbury School PE-Top, and navy shorts. If children have plimsolls for indoor shoes they can double up as PE shoes when necessary. Please label all items of clothing clearly.


Cookery is an important activity that supports learning in a variety of curriculum areas such as maths and science. We ask for a contribution towards these activities of £7 per annum per child.


A timetable is posted on the noticeboard outside the classroom. Also Forest School dates and groups will be displayed and any other important notices.

Weekly school newsletters are available on the newsletters page of this website.

If there is anything you are unsure about PLEASE ASK. We have an open door policy at Charlbury School.

Feedback on progress

We hold two Parent Consultation evenings in November and March where you will receive detailed feedback about your child's progress and can discuss any concerns you may have. In July parents receive a full school report.

Open Classroom

At the beginning of terms 1, 3 & 5 every class opens its classroom between 3pm and 4pm for parents and carers to come into school to talk to the class teacher and visit the classroom. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and pass on any information to the class teacher. Meeting dates and times will be notified through the school newsletter nearer the time.

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