Year 1

Here you can learn more about the things we do in Year 1

Dear Parents and Children,

This is just a quick letter to introduce myself and let you know about routines for Year 1. 

I am Mr Simon Lloyd-Jones and I will be supported in class by Mrs O’Sullivan (Mondays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Harris (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). Mrs Hill will also continue to support in the mornings.   

In the morning the children will come in through the main door and put their lunch bags and boxes on the white shelves and their fruit in the baskets. Please can fruit boxes be labelled just to make it easier for the children to remember which belongs to them and speed up sending things home at the end of the day. Milk continues to be available to the children at morning break time and water is available throughout the day from the dispenser. The children can also bring their own labelled water bottles into school which can be stored in the classroom.

Our PE day is a Thursday. We will be asking the children to change for PE so please can their kit (shorts or joggers, t-shirt with no buttons or vest) be in a labelled bag to ensure the correct clothes go home at the end of these sessions.

Homework is not compulsory in the Foundation Phase but there will be opportunities for pupils to reinforce their learning at home throughout the term.  Your child will also be taking home a reading book today and this can be changed as often as they wish. Please complete the ‘Reading Journey’ so I can keep a record of the books your child has read. Please note that books will not be changed unless there is a comment in their books.

I will be using Class Dojo to communicate with parents and to award points to the children. This is also the easiest way to get hold of me about class matters. You can also email me on but if there is an urgent message it’s best to use Class dojo or have a quick word/send in a note when your child comes to school in the morning. Please do not use Class Dojo to say if your child is not going to be in school as this will need to be communicated to the school office. 

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day.

Many thanks,

Mr Simon Lloyd-Jones

Deputy Head and Year 1 Class Teacher

The theme for the first half term is ‘Superheroes’ and the children will have a fantastic time learning about our new topic. We all enjoyed our immersion day on Monday and had fun dressing up. We have not only be learning about Superhero characters but also finding out about heroes within the community and those who help us. With this in mind, if you or any other family member would like to come to school to talk about your profession which comes under the umbrella of ‘People who help us’ let me know.  

Click on the link to see our EPIC planning for our Superheroes topic.



Click on the link to open the Homework menu for our Superheroes topic.



After half term, our theme is ‘Celebrations’ and the children will be learning about various different events and celebrations not only from Wales but also from around the world such as Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas. The children in the Foundation Phase will also be performing ‘Lights Camel Action’ on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December. The performances will be at 10.15am. More information will follow about tickets in the next few weeks.

Click on the link to see our EPIC planning for our Celebrations topic.



Click on the link to open the Homework menu for our Celebrations topic.


The theme for this term is ‘Once Upon a Time’ and we will be learning all about traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and fairy tales such as Peter Pan. We were very lucky to start our new theme with a visit behind the stage of Peter Pan at the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Such an exciting day!!   

Click on the link to see our EPIC planning for our topic ‘Once Upon a Time’.



Click on the link to open the Homework menu for our topic ‘Once Upon a Time’.



We have also been lucky enough to meet Prince William and Princess Kate when they came to Mumbles and have been learning about fair-trade and celebrating St David’s Day and World Book Day. What a busy term!!!

Our Summer topic is ‘At the Seaside’ and we will be learning all about Mumbles and life down the beach. We will be making visits down the beach and hopefully making the most of the summer sun.


Home learning activities will continue to be sent out throughout the school closure. They will be available on a Monday morning by clicking on the Parent Information tab by entering Home Learning. The link is attached below.

Home Learning


Throughout the school closure please remember I am here to help and you can contact me on class dojo and via email.


Mr Lloyd-Jones