Year 1

If you need to speak to the class teacher about an urgent matter please telephone the school office on 0121 552 1885 or email the Head Teacher on .



Reading Spine

We have introduced a store of classic books into each year group called a ‘Reading Spine’. Each year group will read these books, adding other favourites, so that the children become familiar with these core books. Each week the teacher will read some books from the reading spine, other story books, a traditional tale and a non-fiction book. Teachers will also read poems and nursery rhymes every day. Each year group will also read the Reading Spine books of the previous years if applicable.

Great books build the imagination. The more we read aloud expressively, the more memorable the characters, places and events become, building an inner world. Each great book develops the imagination and equips the reader with language. Around 75% of our vocabulary comes from our reading.

“A child who is read to will have an inner kingdom of unicorns, talking spiders and a knife that cuts into other words.” (Pie Corbett)

We are pleased to announce that we have subscribed to a new online reading resource called Bug Club. Please find below the parent welcome letter. Your child has been given their unique login details.

Bug Club letter

Bug Club Parent Slides

Please click on the Bug Club picture to go straight to the sign in page:

Bug Club Support Video

Online Learning platforms

To access Numbots go to

When accessing for the first time:

Click schools

Click pupils

Enter the schools name

Type in your username and password found at the front of your child’s homework book


To access spelling shed go to

Click Maths Shed

Click login in (For first time users click create account)

Your child’s login details can be found int the front of their homework book.

To access spelling shed go to

Click Spelling Shed

Click login in (For first time users click create account)

Your child’s login details can be found in the front of their homework book.

Click on the assignments tab to practise spellings set by the class teacher.

You can also click on spelling shed to access more games.


Go the website address:

When entering for the first time please select the school’s portal by searching for Moat Farm Infant School.

Then type in your username and password (found in the front of your homework book).

All homework set can be found in the ‘2do’ tab. 

Children do not need to print off their work, just make sure they save it and click ‘hand in’ so their teacher can view it.

Just a quick reminder about PE.  Children should not have their PE bags in school and need to come to school on their PE day wearing their PE clothes.  This can be a tee-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, jumper, leggings, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.  PE will take place outdoors unless it is raining so please make sure they come dressed in warm clothes.  Children should not be wearing any jewellery.
The PE days are as follows:
Yr 1

Useful websites:

Maths websites

ICT Maths games


Art websites

Taking inspiration from the greats


BBC Bitesize Picasso

cbeebies Print


Design Technology websites

How to make a bobtail mask

How to make your own mobile

Using vegetable scraps

Religious Education websites

The Easter story


BBC Bitesize – Islam

BBC Bitesize – Muslim Prayer