Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Your Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Brown, Mrs Richardson and Mrs George. Get in touch with any concerns.
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Langar Church of England Primary School

Class 1

Welcome to Reception and Year 1



Please remember to look in the newsletter section below for our Class 1 weekly update.


Dates for your diary -

19th February - school re-opens

1st March - celebrating St. David's Day

8th March - Mother's Day Celebration Service (pm - time to be confirmed)  

15th March - celebrating St. Patrick's Day

WB 25th March - Easter celebrations

25th March - Year 1 snap shot reports sent home

26th March - virtual Parent Teacher meetings

28th March - pm whole school Easter Fun afternoon - parents are invited to join us.

Last day of school. (school re-opens 15th April)


Please remember to pay for your child's milk if they wish to have it and are 5 and older.

Our Teaching Staff:

Mrs Richardson (Class Teacher)

Mrs Petchell (HLTA)

Mrs Nicholson (cover Teacher on a Wednesday)


Important Information:


Please ensure all uniform, coats and shoes are labelled.


Please ensure your child brings their water bottle, reading folder and school rucksack to school daily.


P.E. is every Monday morning with our PE Teacher Mr Dhillon supported by Mrs Petchell.

Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in school.


On a Monday morning it is Mrs Richardson's PPA time.  During this time the children will have speaking and listening time with Mrs Petchell, PSHE with Mrs George and PE with our new PE Teacher.


Wednesday afternoon - French taught by Mrs Lark with Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Petchell supporting.


On a Wednesday Mrs Richardson does not teach as it is her Leadership time due to her role as Assistant Head Teacher and SENCO.  Mrs Nicholson will be teaching.

It is always tricky trying to find time to talk with teachers at an appropriate moment, especially when the matter is sensitive.  The morning is a pressure point, as they are busy settling and teaching their class, and at home time you often have an audience of children and other parents!


It is best to make an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher about anything substantial, send an email for minor messages, or pass them on via the office or the staff member on door duty.


Class 1 - Mrs Richardson –



1th September 2023


Monday afternoons have a different feel with PSHE starting this academic year.


This week we talked about who our trusted adults are and why they are important at keeping us safe.    Children have drawn around the own hand and placed the names of the people "trusted" on it.   These will be made into displays in the classroom.


Next week we will start to explore Zones of Regulation which is a long term project to help children self regulate at times of heightened emotions.


Mrs George 


Look who has started school today!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of DJ and Nibbles.  They are 2 years old and are our new Class 1 pets.  We are very excited to have them and they will be loved by all the children in school.  

We have had a wonderful 3 days settling into class 1 and getting to know each other.

7th September 2023- our new Reception children were super stars today! We thought about our family and drew pictures of who we live with.

6th September 2023- it was so lovey to welcome our Year1s back. We had a great day and are so proud of them all on their first day!

Today we listened to this story as part of the focus for our school values.

5th September 2023 - Welcome back to class 1! We are ready to welcome our year 1 children tomorrow, and Reception children on Thursday.

Our day trip to Skegness 13.7.23 we are on the train!,,

We have had the best day out! Thank you to all our amazing parents for making our trip so successful with memories to cherish!

Year 1 meeting for September 2023

Please see the powerpoint for our Year 1 parent meeting that took place today (26th June)  For those of you who were unable to attend, if you have any questions, please contact me.

Please look at our Long Term Plan below to find out what your child will be learning during their time in Reception.  The themes and ideas are starting points for the children’s learning. Where possible, we will plan activities based on the children’s interests and in response to our assessments and observations.

Year Long Plan

In English we use the scheme Read to Write Foundations

In Maths we use 'Master the Curriculum' which follows White Rose scheme. 

In phonics we are following the Essesntial Letters and Sounds Teaching programme.

Your child will bring home a reading book weekly that is matched to the phonic sounds taught in class that week.  Please listen to your child read their book 4 times a week and write in their  reading diary when they have read to you. When we change their book, we will award a sticker for every time they have read at home to put on their bookmark.  When they have a full bookmark, they will be awarded a certificate for super reading. 

Useful information and links for Parents / Carers:

Children's Centre Booklet - some useful courses for parents with children aged 0-5

Letter Formation Powerpoint