Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 1

We are Australia Class

We are taught by Miss Wholey

We are really looking forward to an extremely exciting year in our new class. We are going to be learning lots of new things, always try our very best and have lots of fun together at the same time.


Our Read Write Inc phonics sessions will continue daily, but these have moved to first thing in the morning when the children are at their freshest. The children will read books daily as part of these sessions.  

All children will have a weekly literacy lesson that focuses on reading comprehension skills and in particular those that make us a Holmgate Reading Detective.

The weekly reading challenge is still a big part of the homework set. Please read with your child at least 4 times a week so they can meet this challenge and earn class dojos plus weekly and termly reading prizes.   Every day for 10 minutes would be perfect if it can be managed! Don’t forget to record this in your child’s diary.  

We will be continuing to support the children in becoming independent learners. This term there will be a focus on different strategies to help when you get stuck using the ‘B’s’ posters (Be brave, Be still, Backtrack, Bits and Bobs, Buddy, Boss).


Our PE days for this year are Thursdays. Please ensure that we always have our kits in for these days and it is clearly labelled.

We are all excited to be a part of Australia Class and look forward to having a very happy and successful year!