Children First

Sherborn Crescent, Poole, Dorset BH17 8AP

01202 602113

Welcome to

Ad Astra Infant School

Year 1


Class Organisation

We have 3 Year 1 classes plus an independent learning room where the children can access ICT, role play, sand and water, etc. There are 30 children in each class. The teachers plan together and all Year 1 teaching resources are shared by all.

Collection of children

Year 1 teachers will escort their class to their collection point, and ensure each child is handed over to a parent or carer. Pupils who are not collected will remain with the teacher until suitable collection is organised.

If there is a change to the routine, or a different person is collecting the pupil, please let the class teacher or school secretary know. If arrangements are changed during the day, parents are asked to telephone the school office with the details of the new arrangements.

Themed Approach to Learning

We will continue to work thorough a themed approach to learning where possible. On occasions, Science, Religious Education, PE, PSHE, Music and Drama will be taught as separate lessons but, where possible, links to the theme will be made - please see the year group's termly newsletter below.

How you can help

  • Remind your child to bring their book bag every day and hear them read at home

  • Help your child learn the sounds or spellings they may bring home

  • Talk about everyday maths

  • Provide your child with a water bottle, with a sports lid, to use in class

  • Remind your child to remove ear-rings on PE days

  • Name all clothing to help your child find their own belongings in school.

Please click below for details of how we teach children to write letter shapes:

Handwriting - print



Please click below for our latest curriculum newsletter:

Autumn 2 2016

Please click here to view information about our recent Welcome Open Evening



Click here for help with teaching 'alien' words for the Year 1 Phonics Test (June) 


Download the Maths Workshop notes here


Click here to read the Skoolbo blog about us.


Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Please come and talk to us if you have any queries about your child or life in Year 1.