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Murphy Class (Year 1)

                 Welcome to Murphy Class!

Have you read any stories by Jill Murphy?

Which are your favourites?


Welcome to our class page!


Your teachers are: 

Mrs Jenkins on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Miss Jennings on Thursdays and Fridays

and your teaching assistant is Mrs Derbidge


Welcome back letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a great first week in school!  The children have all settled so well and are already getting to know the new routines.  We have all been so impressed with them.  Over the next week we will pop some photos on here to show you some of the things the children have been getting up to, and the different areas in our classroom so you, as parents get an idea of what your children are doing!



A few handy things for the start of term....


  • Remember to drop your child at the door.
  • Forest School will be on a Wednesday, so please come to school dressed ready for Forest School and bring uniform to change into.  Wellies in a seperate bag please, and also make sure they have a waterproof coat.
  • PE will be on a Tuesday but please make sure their named PE kit is in school everyday.
  • Please don't bring in toys etc from home at the moment.
  • Children are able to have a fruit snack at playtime along with milk if they have it. Can your child bring in a labelled water bottle everyday.
  • We wash hands regularly throughout the school day.
  • The children are enjoying a mix of whole class teaching, group activities and continuous provision to help the transition from Reception to Year 1 and have opportunities to play in our small outdoor area. 






The Bishop's Hull Books of Everything (BHBoE) have arrived and your child has brought it home along with two reading books and a shared text (stuck in). 


Please read at least 3 times a week. It’s so important they read little and often, particularly in the early stages of reading.  Your child can read their book or the shared text.  The shared text will change each week and is a text for you to share with your child, we don't expect your child to read every word!  Please help your child to spot key words and talk about the text together.  We will be reading this together in school too.


We will collect all of the BHBoE's in every Friday so we can see how your child is getting on at home.  They will keep their reading books though so you can continue to read over the weekend too.  Please, please record when your child reads at home so we can monitor.  When your child reads at school, we will not be recording in books at the moment (due to the current situation), but we will make a comment weekly when the BHBoEs are collected.  In school your child will be listened to on a weekly basis. If your child needs to change their reading book, just let us know when you drop them off.


If you have any questions about this, feel free to drop us an email or telephone the school and we will get back to you.


Things you can do to help at home:


  • Read at least 3 times a week.
  • Practise writing their names, forming the letters correctly.
  • Reading key words - which you will find in the Bishop Hull Book of Everything, you could write a couple and pop on the fridge and swap each week.
  • Count from 1-20
  • Order numbers from 1-20 - can they recognise all the numbers?
  • Play dice games



If your child is off poorly for any reason we will have some activities that can be done at home linked to what we will be doing at school. Please click on the star at the top of the page!


Kind regards,

The Year 1 team

Our first couple of weeks in school!

Don't forget to look on the Forest School webpage for forest school type activities you can do in your home and garden.

Lots of them are 'off screen' ideas.


 * Use the espresso site at home to play phonic and number games *

       Your pupil username is student3792

       Your password clue is Christmas - t****y.


Click here for ideas to help you stay safe when using the internet.

Enjoy lots of activities and extend your learning by visiting Purple Mash.

Purple Mash is an ever growing online creative space especially for learners aged 3 - 11. This award winning site is filled with hundreds of fun educational activities in the form of projects, games, apps and tools. Being hosted online, you can access Purple Mash and your saved online files wherever you are and whenever you wish.

To log on from home, click on the purple log in tab

Next select the My school tab

Local authority is Somerset

School is Bishops Hull Primary

Now enter the Purple Mash username and password that you use in school.