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, Mrs Knights and Mrs Waterhouse (Monday and Tuesday pm).

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,  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. Your child should receive 2 reading books each week. Please ensure that your child reads as often as possible at home and that you comment in their reading record. If you are working towards the 100 reading book challenge, you can also make comments on other books that your child has read that week.


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 - This is a key area of the curriculum that many children find tricky and it is vital that they are practiced frequently and repetitively to ensure secure knowledge of their first 100 high frequency words by the end of Year 1. We will send the homework books out on a Wednesday and homework is due back the following Wednesday morning. 

Autumn Term 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. 

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.