YEAR 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Bours

Mrs Strick

Miss Mason



Welcome to the Summer Term 2022

Welcome back to school! I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break.  I am really excited about becoming your class Teacher and getting to know about each and everyone of you. I can be contacted via the following email address:


Miss Mason will be working with Year 2 on their Maths and Mrs Bours will undertake their English lessons. This is to help all the children in Year 2 as they work towards their SATs during May 2022. This is nothing to worry about - just do your best!

Our School Day

Children can arrive in school from 8.45. Morning register closes at 9.00.

Lunchtime is 12.15 - 13.15

Home time is 15.15.


School Uniform and PE Days

Our PE lessons are on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

On these days, please ensure children wear PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt (no crop tops), plain black /shorts/skorts/ jogging bottoms/leggings, a plain black or red sweatshirt or hoodie, and plain black pumps or sensible trainers.

Long hair should be tied back.

NO JEWELLERY should be worn, including EARRINGS. Please make sure children are not wearing earrings on PE days.

Please send children to school in school uniform on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.



Homework will be given out on Fridays. 



Group Reading - Collins Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle 

We are excited to be introducing Collins Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Reading Books to our learning in school. This scheme of reading books is closely matched to the Letters & Sounds phonics phase that your child is currently learning, up to Phase 5. They are fully decodable reading books that help your child embed their phonics decoding ("sounding out") and tricky word recognition skills.

We will be reading these fiction and non-fiction books at least 3 times per week in small group reading sessions with a teacher or teaching assistant. Children who are ready to move beyond Phase 5 will be reading books from our other fantastic schemes that are from the Turquoise colour band upwards.

If your child is reading a Turquoise banded book - Level 6 - or above, this means that they have mastered their early phonics reading skills and are ready to move onto the next stage of their reading learning.

See the 'Files to Download' section at the bottom of this webpage to view a table which shows how the colour bands match the Phonics phases from Letters and Sounds.


Please can you ensure that your child reads their reading book as much as possible; ideally a few short minutes every day, but at least 3 x per week. This is invaluable to their literacy development. KS1 children are learning to apply their decoding skills (phonics) and also comprehend what they read, so try to discuss the book's events or contents as part of their reading practice routine.

Click Here to play 'Hit The Button' Times Tables! 2, 5 and 10s


Click Here to Play the 'Time Matching Pairs' Game online!



Click here to listen to our audio nativity - Cheeky Cherubs!





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Contact the School

Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

If you wish to request a paper copy of information on our website please use the school email.

Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218

SEN Contact: Mrs Melanie Lord

SEN Email: