Plaistow Hill Primary and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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Year 1 - Badger class


 Welcome to Badger Class. Meet the staff in your classroom:


(Miss Tuckley, Mrs Chorley, Mrs Williams) 



We have an exciting couple time ahead of us as we move into Summer.



To view our topic web for Spring click here.

To view our topic web for Summer term click here


Our knowledge organisers can be used at home to help reinforce the children's learning.



Year 1 children will receive four set home learning activities a week. Each one feeds directly into basic skills that they have been developing in school.

1. Spellings (3 common exceptions words to learn each week)

2. Vocabulary 

3. Numbots

4. Reading (reading at least 3 times a week)

We all know it is very important that the children are reading at home as much as possible. The children are rewarded as 'Reading Champions' if they read at home at least 3 times each week.

It is critical that adults at home are checking the reading champion books and marking their child's reading as this will support them with their learning in school and help them with their phonics knowledge.

Each Friday we will send a new sheet home. These should be returned by Friday ready for marking. Dojo points will also be rewarded for competed home learning. 



We swap our Phonics books and Packs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These are for the home reading. Please make sure that they are brought into school daily, alongside the Reading Champion books, so that staff can listen to your child read in school. 

Our Library day is Tuesday. Please take the time to enjoy the book borrowed from school and make sure it is returned in time to be swapped out.  

 Our P.E days will be on Thursday and Friday. Please come to school in your P.E kit on these days.


We are continuing to develop an outside area for the children to use for their learning in Year 1. If you would like to, please send into school some old trainers or wellies which the children can wear when outside. These will need to be in a named carrier bag so they can be left on the child's peg.

If you have any questions about our learning this term (or anything else) please come and see us.



Here are some links to websites that we think you might like to use... 


Free ebooks for children:

The Magic Key has games linked to sentence structure:

Excellent poetry and stories in video form from Michael Rosen:

Click here for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Presentation for Parents


KS1 maths games: A great game which teaches children about money and the importance of saving


Science based videos presented by Maddie Moate:


If you are worried about how to keep your children safe online:

Interactive maths games: