Denby Dale First & Nursery School

 Welcome to Year 1

2020 - 2021

Highlights - What a year - well done everyone!


#Big Garden Birdwatch January

The Lockdown Portrait Challenge March

Can you guess who has taken the challenge?


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go!"

Dr Seuss


Check out some of our 'performance poetry'.

Here is Lucas' alphabet book as a video...

Finnian has been teaching his teddies phonics! Why not give it a go?



Spencer has made a spinner out of lego.

Challenge - can you make one too?

Story Time

Why not listen to a story here?




PE Days 

Tuesday and Friday. Please send your child to school in their PE kits on these days. Please send their uniform in their bag to change back into after their PE lesson if needed.

'Daily Run 

Due to PE kits being kept at home for now, either send trainers with your child every day or they can just run in their shoes. 


Reading Books 

We are now sending two books home with your child every week. We change them every Monday.

Please continue to share other books at home or online with your child. You can leave a comment in their green book anytime about what you have been reading. It doesn't have to just be their school books.


Miss Dyson will test the spellings each week on a Thursday. New spellings will then come home on a Friday, once the children have covered them in class. So they have a week to practise them at home. Please don't feel they have to be all done straight away or at the weekend. They can be done gradually over the week.


Mrs Thomson will send a sheet home every Friday. There will always be a reading task, a maths task and spelling words. Sometimes there may be an activity linked into the Foundation Curriculum, for example, Geography or Science.

Please return the sheet to school by the following Friday to show us what the children have been up to. Your child can write on additional sheets or do it in a notebook if they want to. 

Every time your child returns their homework they will get a star on their star chart.

Latest News

Year 1

Please watch this space for news and event information.