Welcome to Year R/1

In R/1 we work alongside the following adults: Miss Jones, Mrs Casati, Mrs White, Mrs Perrins, Miss Hodgkins and Mrs Ford. 

Welcome to our school’s once upon a time where the love of learning starts at Upton Snodsbury. Here we have created a place of wonder where children have the chance to build their creativity, curiosity and communication.

Our inside classroom is filled with so many fantastic learning spaces to help to grow and flourish in their learning. Spaces such as our; two floored role play area, construction zone, creative craft corner, small world blocks, froggy fingers table, relaxing reading area and a calm corner. Children become outside explorers and risk takers as they enter our free flow outside classroom with our sand tray, water area, construction zone, role play house, mud tray and stage.

Reception and Year 1 work well together as it can help support those that need time to adapt into structured routines and challenge others who are ready.


Here are our favourite areas in our classroom:


Outdoor Learning is on a Tuesday and children must have their wellies and come wearing some old clothing on that day. Due to the weather getting colder children may wish to bring in hats, gloves and scarves, these should be labelled. Waterproof jackets and over trousers are provided.


PE is on a Friday for R/1. 


In our class we have:

Homework (Year 1):

Topic based homework will be set on your child’s seesaw account. There will be a number of activities for you to choose throughout the next six weeks. You can decide how many you complete over the term and share them on seesaw by uploading a picture.


Sound Book (Year R):

Reception children will now be learning a new sound every other day, usually Monday and Wednesday. On Friday we will recap the sounds we have learnt that week. Each day  we learn a new digraph, we will send home their sound book with their new sound attached for your child to write / draw / cut out pictures relating to that sound. Previously we have had children cutting out pictures from catalogues and stick them in (This is just an idea).


Reading and Spelling:

Please hear your child read at least 3 times a week as this really does make a difference to their progress. Reading diaries are checked weekly to encourage children to have a sticker for their bookmarks. Children are responsible for changing their own reading books and may do so on a daily basis. Your child will be given a bug club account with books suitable for your child to read too. Bug club is fabulous for enjoying a love of reading but is also great as I can track how they are getting with their comprehension questions.


Please help your Year 1 child practise their spellings during the week by practising the spelling patterns. Spellings will be sent home every Friday and tested the following Friday every week. You will have 3 example words given from the spelling pattern and 3 common exception words to learn. The other 4 words will be randomly selected based on the spelling pattern.

Contact Us

Upton Snodsbury C of E First School, School Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR7 4NH


01905 381288