Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together



In Year One we are working hard to show our Christian Values in school and to be cooperative with each other. We are split into five class teams and each day our class mascot decides which team they think has demonstrated cooperation and perseverance. This includes working hard, tidying away our things, keeping our areas neat and looking after our own possessions. Children in Year One work hard and will hopefully be able to now vocalise what they have been exploring in school but, if you have any queries, Miss Slater is always available on the door on a morning/ at the end of the day. 

The Teams:     Panthers        Jaguars       Leopards        Lions       Tigers

Please remember to sign planners when you have read with your child. This allows us to change their home-school books regularly 

Year One Staff:
Teacher - Miss Slater
Teaching Assistants - Miss Blackburn and Mrs Lunn (Thursday only)
SEND Assistant - Mrs Worsman

We are also supported on some days by:
Mrs Jepson, who will teach the class on Wednesday afternoons.
Mrs Roose, who will help children with phonics.

The headteachers award is presented every week to a child who was worked exceptionally hard and this is presented to the child in a celebration assembly led by Mr Grace. Each half-term one child is chosen to receive the VALUE award for demonstrating the half-term's Christian Value.

Each week there is STAR OF THE WEEK, which is presented to one child who has shown hard work and dedication. Their photo and a piece of their work is displayed on a board in the classroom and they are presented with a certificate and prize.

We are also displaying who has received the most dojos each week on the MOJO DOJO display in our shared area. This is not the child who has the most dojos overall but the person who has earnt the most each week - therefore, any child can get this award if they are working hard.
When a child reaches 100 dojos, they will also receive a certificate.

Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Children should read their home-school books as often as possible - at least twice a week. These will be changed at least once a week in school but more often depending on when they have been completed at home. 

Maths or literacy homework will be handed out on a Thursday and is to be returned the following Thursday - this will alternate between the two subjects. 


PE days: 

PE days are Monday and Wednesday for girls or Monday and Friday for boys. Please bring appropriate PE kit and, if your child has their ears pierced, please either tape your child's ears or send them with tape.