Year 1 2021 - 2022

Miss Jones

Mr Basing

Welcome to Year 1 at Gainborough Primary & Nursery School.

The Year 1 2021-2022 team are:

Miss Melanie Jones
Mr Steven Basing
Mrs Rebecca Coote
Mrs Jo Turner
Mrs Claire Edge
Miss Sophie Jones


Thank you for visiting our Y1 page. We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that we will care for and teach your child in the very best way we know how. We will ensure that your child is safe, happy and learning in a fun and engaging way. During these strange times please do not hesitate to call us on 01270 696810 and we will be happy to speak to you.

We understand that you are keen to help your child at home and we hope that you find the following information useful. 

Phonics will play a crucial role in helping your child to learn to read and spell. The sounds that we will be covering this year are Phase 3 sounds and Phase 5 sounds. To help your child learn their sounds you may find it useful to listen to and learn the phase 2 sounds song. Once your child is familiar with all their single letter sounds we move on to looking at two letters making one sound phase 3 phonics sounds. Your child would also benefit from watching alpha blocks and may also like to play games on phonics play.

To support your child’s reading we would like to encourage you to read as much as possible. Your child will have the opportunity to change their reading book regularly. We would also like to recommend that your child uses Bug Club their username and passwords can be found in the front of their reading records.    

During this term we will be concentrating on forming our letters correctly. Please see our Cursive handwriting  sheet to support your child with this. We will also be learning our year one Spellings

We would like invite you to share any interesting facts, news or exciting events with us in your homework book. We love to see photos, leaflets, maps etc of where your family have been or what your children have been doing.


We are looking forward to sharing your childs learning with you.  

Please feel free to speak to us about anything.


Year 1 team

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Parents' Evening, by Mrs Hills

Parents' Evening, by Mrs Hills

School Holiday, by Mrs Hills

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