Class One



Dear Parents and Carers, 

We hope you had a restful Summer and enjoyed some of the lovely weather we had.

Year 1 begin the year in our new porta-cabin classroom and the children have already settled in well! We are joined by our teaching assistant Miss Sewell who will be in Year 1 every day to support our class.

Please see below for further details about Year 1.

School Diaries

Please send your child’s school diary in every day. These can be used to pass messages on between home and school. It would be particularly useful to also note any changes in going home arrangements too.

Reading Books 

Reading books will be changed every Monday . Children will be given a VIPERS focus question and two reading books to read at home throughout the week. The two books are known as a 'My Book' and an 'Our Book'. The ‘My Book’ is a book matched to your child's phonics knowledge or a coloured level bookThese books are used to boost your child’s fluency when reading aloud and encouraging them to segment and blend words. The 'Our Book' is a book that the children choose themselves from our class library. This should be read alongside an adult and aims to boost children’s interest and love of reading.

Please note that for the week beginning 12.9.22, children will only receive an Our Book.

Water Bottles 

Children are to bring their bottles in on a Monday and keep them in school all week. They can take them home again on a Friday to be washed over the weekend. 

Wellies/Outdoor Shoes 

We are fortunate to have beautiful grounds at Ovingham CE First School and we use them at every possible opportunity, whatever the weather! We ask that children have a pair of wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes that are kept in school for these occasions.  


We are very lucky to have our Wednesday PE session delivered by the NUFC Foundation. Children can come into school wearing their kit on a Wednesday. We will also have a short PE lesson on a Friday. Children will need to bring their kits with them to change into.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to chat to us at the start or end of the school day. Alternatively, you can write a message in your child's diary or contact our school office by phoning 01661 832581 or emailing


Miss Moorhead and Miss Sewell