Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Co-Headteachers: Claire Beswick and Karen Loney

01132 638 910

Whingate Primary School


Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1 we learn and play together with Miss Mitchell and Mrs Knights

Our super teaching assistants are:

  • Miss Bate
  • Mrs Buxton
  • Mrs Pearson
  • Mrs Proctor

We are always happy to help and you will find us on the door before or after school every day!

Key information


  • Please check that your child has the correct uniform, including pumps, in line with our uniform policy. 
  • Please also ensure that all items of clothing, including pumps, PE kits and uniform are clearly labelled with your child's name. 


Please ensure that your child has their book bag at school every Wednesday. This will enable us to access their reading books and records and issue a new book. We now only change book bags on Wednesdays, so please try to bring them on the correct day.  Book bags will go home on a Friday.


The children will do outdoor PE on a Thursday afternoon weather permitting. Please ensure that your child wears their outdoor PE kit to school on this day. Indoor PE will be on a Wednesday morning,  please ensure your child has their indoor PE clothes in school.



In Year 1 your child will be expected to complete reading, maths and spelling homework every week:

Reading - Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. All children will bring home a reading book with sounds they have been learning in phonics that week. Children will bring home a book every Friday and should read over the weekend before returning on Wednesday. Children will be familiar with the sounds in the book so should be encouraged to read with increasing speed. 


Maths - This will be linked to what your child has been learning in class that week and should be at an appropriate level for your child to work with some independence, though they may need some support at times. We will send the homework books out on a Wednesday and homework is due back in the following Wednesday morning. 


Spelling - Children will be set weekly Spelling Shed homework which they can complete  by using their own unique spelling login. 

Summer  2 Newsletter

Below you will find our long term topic plan for the year. This shows you what our topics are and what subjects we will be studying within each topic. 

Harlow Carr Trip 2022 

We had an amazing day at Harlow Carr, we completed a tree session where we used and applied our knowledge from science about deciduous trees and evergreen trees. We then did a minibeast workshop which was great fun. The children looked for human features and physical features which links to our Geography work. We finished the day having fun in the most amazing parks. 

Our DT Enterprise Project

The children had a wonderful time researching, designing, making and evaluating as part of the Whingate Enterprise Project. The children made moving story books using levers and sliders for their stall. 

Our Topics for Spring and Summer Terms

Take a look at our Knowledge Organisers for Spring Term to see what we will be learning...

Design and Technology



Science- Seasons and Weather

Below are some photographs from our Bikeability.

We had great fun learning to ride a bike.

Live Healthier Day

We have been reading the story Handa's Surprise, so on Live Healthier Day we decided to try some of the fruits that Handa took to her friend Akeyo.