Welcome to Year 1

Our Year 1 Team

Teacher – Mrs J Chuard

Teaching Assistants – Miss S Cookson and Miss L James

Our Curriculum

Reading in Key Stage 1

At Merton Bank we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading. Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.

We aim to achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc, a program to help to your child read at school
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home

In Key Stage One we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading. Your child will bring a book bag book home on a Monday. This will be changed every Monday. Your child will bring their group storybook home on a Thursday. This will be changed every Thursday.

Things to remember

  • Pupils do not need to have a pencil case of their own in school. A book bag and packed lunch bag will suffice.
  • Children need to bring their own water bottles and take them home each day
  • Attendance at school is compulsory


On Thursdays your child has PE so they will need to come to school in their PE kit (No football kits, rugby kits)

PE kit is black or navy shorts with a white t shirt. A tracksuit or leggings can be worn over this.

Children can wear trainers on this day and keep pumps in their book bag for that day.


All of your child’s home learning can be found on their Tapestry Online Journal

Tapestry – Log In (tapestryjournal.com) .

During the coronavirus pandemic all home learning tasks and additional resources will be provided through the Tapestry Online Learning Journal. All live sessions will take place through your child’s Microsoft Teams account

Log In | Microsoft Teams.

Please make sure that you can log into both of these accounts. If you require any assistance please contact the school office.

Additional information and resources can be found on the coronavirus page of the website.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 8.00am, school will begin at 8.45am for all children.

Dropping off and collecting your child

Year 1 enter through their classroom door

Collecting children begins at 3.05. The school pick up is split into two pick up times. Please don’t arrive outside of these times.

Children with Surnames from A – L are collected at 3.05pm. There is a 10-minute window to collect the children. If you have more than one child, you must pick up your youngest child first.

At 3.15 the remaining children with Surnames M- Z will be collected. Again, youngest children to be picked up first.

Parentapps Connect

Our free communication app allows us to provide parents with instant access to our important messages and up to date school information.

Please contact the school office if you have not received your personal invite.

Merton Bank Primary, School Roper Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved

Merton Bank Primary, School Roper Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved
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