Westvale Park

Primary Academy

Always Children First

Teacher Notices



  • We encourage you to read with your children at home at least 5 times a week to foster a love of reading within your child. We will be sending home 2 books a week to engage with. These will be the Read Write Inc phonics books and the Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds books. 
  • Once your child is allocated their reading books, they will be changed in school on a Thursday. This allows children to read at least 5 out of 7 days a week at home.
  • Please remember to write in your child's reading journal every time they have read at home.
  • Children will have the opportunity to visit the library weekly.
  • Please also ensure that you keep the reading books in school bags as we may want to record our reading with them in their reading journals too!




  • Foxes Class have PE every Wednesday morning.
  • Please ensure all your child's PE kit is labelled.
  • Children will come into school wearing their PE kits on the Wednesday Morning and will stay in these all day.




  • Although children are not given formal homework at this stage in Year 1, we encourage children to access the Reading Eggs app at home.
  • Children will be given certificates regularly for their progress.


Forest School


  • Your child will attend a forest school session once a week.
  • Please send your child to school dressed in appropriate clothing for the weather. 
  • Children should have wet weather suits for these sessions to ensure that they are covered and safe.
  • Children are split into either Group 1 or Group 2, for Foxes class, this will determine whether they will attend forest school on a Wednesday or a Thursday. 
  • Children will attend Forest School bi-weekly.