Court Farm Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 teacher: Miss Chigara 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bamford

General Information 

  • Year 1 have PE every Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure PE kits are in school all week.     


Homework will be given out on Friday each week and is due back by Wednesday of the following week.

Children will be given: spellings and either a phonics or maths activity to complete. If children need help with their homework could you please let us know by Monday and they can attend the homework club at lunch-time.

The spelling test will take place on a Friday afternoon. Children who get full marks will receive a prize! 


Each week children will be expected to:

  ▪ Practise and learn spellings  

  ▪ Read each night                   

  ▪ Practise and learn tables (2, 5 and 10)

Power Project

At the beginning of every half term a topic based project will be given out. This half term our topic is Toys. Children (and parents) need to ‘earn’ 10 POWer Points. You can choose any of the tasks to complete and do them in any order. When children have completed a task they should bring it to school. Each half term, work will be chosen from different classes to ‘show off’ in our good work assembly. By all means go over the 10 points.


Parents’ role

  • Let us know if children struggled with any of the tasks
  • Please sign the reading record book when your child has read
  • Indicate if they spent the time on the task but couldn’t complete it.
  • Let us know if there is a genuine reason why the homework was not completed.
  • Support and encourage, but avoid ‘doing’ the homework!


At Court Farm we follow the RWI phonics scheme. In the summer term all children will take the Phonics Screening Test. (more information about our phonics programme)

Dates for your diary...

Friday 11th October: Lego Discovery Birmingham visit 

Wednesday 23rd October: Parents evening

Wednesday 23rd October: Power Project hand in date