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Alexandra Primary School

Year 1

Caterpillars Class

Lou Laurie Class Teacher 
Claire Leedham Class Teacher (trainee)
Cassie Dixon Learning Assistant
It's can der Walt Learning Assistant
Joanna Stefanienko Learning Assistant
Rachel Lowin Learning Assistant

Ladybirds Class

Oliver Clements Class Teacher
Jacky Sewter Learning Assistant
Sharon Tam-Alkis Learning Assistant
Isabel Aparacio Gonzalez Learning Assistant
Nana Chubb Learning Assistant

Please click here for the full year overview of learning by subject.

Year 1

Week beginning: 12 December 2022


  • We will be reading the Jolly Christmas Postman this week.
  • Phonics/Reading: We will continue to complete 1-2-1 assessments with the children to review their progress this half term. The children will be regrouped for reading following these assessments and will be given their new decodable reading book in January. They will, however, still bring home a Reading for Pleasure book to enjoy over the Christmas holidays. 


  • We will be completing assessments with the children to review their understanding of our unit of work this half term: addition and subtraction within 10.


  • The children have worked really hard this term and we would like them to have lovely rest and enjoy Christmas  - so no homework this holiday!


  • Reading books must be in school every day.
  • Please can children wear their PE kits on PE days. 
  • We are looking for Mystery Readers to come in and read a story of your choice to the children at 3pm every Thursday. We would like 1 reader for each class, every week, if possible. There is a sign-up sheet on your child’s classroom door. Remember - don’t tell your child so it is a surprise on the day.

PE Days

Monday:  Yoga or Forest School (Caterpillars)

Thursday for the last two weeks:  Yoga or Forest School (Ladybirds)  

Thursday:  Y1 outdoor PE (both classes)

Dates for your diary

Wednesday: Christmas Jumper day, Christmas lunch and Don Rae  Pantomime & workshops.

Thursday 15th December - 9.30am: Y1 Christmas Performance 

Friday 16th December: early finish at 1.30pm

Every Thursday - 3pm: Mystery Reader