Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 section of the St Ignatius’ website. In this section of the website we aim to include details that may be useful to parents of Year 1 children, such as homework, help videos, spellings and details of Year 1 routines. We will also showcase a selection of the fantastic work that our talented children have produced.

We believe that the best outcomes for your child are achieved by taking a collaborative approach to their learning; therefore if you need to contact us then please do so before or after school.  We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child’s learning journey is a positive one.

PE is on a Thursday with Mr. Whitely.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday.


Mrs Haywood, Miss Kellett and Mrs Ahmed and Miss Joseph

The Year 1 Team


If you need to contact the class teacher and you are unable to speak to them personally then please use the following email address:

Mrs Haywood –

Miss Kellett –

The Year 1 Team

Mrs Haywood – Class Teacher

Miss Kellett – Class Teacher & Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Ahmed – Teaching Assistant

Miss Joseph- Teaching Assistant

Year 1 have drawn The Gruffalo using the art package on Purple Mash.

The Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Please click on the link to see what we cover during our learning journey in Year 1:

Isolating and Home Learning

Should we be required to isolate due to COVID-19 this year, we will put work onto the Showbie website.  Parents and carers will be sent more information about this at the time of any isolation.

If you want to add a voice note to work in Showbie, instructions can be found here.

If you want to add a text note to work in Showbie, instructions can be found here.

Your child has a Bug Club username and password so that they can access reading books online at home.

If you experience issues when trying to log onto Bug Club on an iPad, then please see this user guide:

Online Safety

If our Year 1 bubble is closed at any point, children may go online more frequently.  Parents, please familiarise yourself and your children with some basic online safety rules which will help everyone enjoy their time online:


Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a website that the children use to do work in many areas of the curriculum. Children can log onto the Purple Mash website at home as well as at school.  Please see your child’s teacher if your child cannot remember their unique username and password.

Purple Mash badge

Reading at Home Ideas

Click on the poster to find lots of information and further links to support your child’s home reading.

Phonics Comics

Phonics play comics

Phonics Play Comics are comics which can be read online (or printed) that will be at your child’s phonics level.

Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5 comics are suitable for most children in Year 1.