Holmesdale Community Infant School

Children are at the heart of all that we do; working together to be the best that we can be’


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Information for Year One


Junk Modelling    

Many children enjoy designing and creating models at school and they are always keen to share their creations with you!  Please collect any clean, empty small boxes (not cereal boxes), empty kitchen roll cylinders, yoghurt pots, bottle lids and send them to school in a reusable bag (we will pass it back to you so you can reuse it) 

We have several children who have a severe allergy to raw egg so we ask that NO EGG BOXES be sent to school for junk modelling. Please also remember our ‘no nuts’ policy and avoid sending in any packaging that has contained nuts 



Please can you ensure that your child has a named coat in school every day. 


Named Uniform 

Please ensure that all sweatshirts, cardigans and coats are named clearly. This will enable us to return them to you if they get mislaid. Thank you. 


Woodland Visits 

Please send in a pair of wellington boots or trainers (whilst the weather is fairly good) on the day of your child’s weekly visit to the woodland. Please ensure the boots or trainers are clearly named and in a named bag which they can hang on their peg. The boots/trainers can be left at school or brought home at the end of the day. 

Dragonflies: Monday 

Hedgehogs: Tuesday 

Owls: Wednesday 

Otters: Friday 


Reading Books 

Two books will be sent home on Thursday, please return both books on the following Wednesday.  


Library Visits 

Your child will visit the school library each week. Please return your child’s library book on the following days: 

Dragonflies: Friday 

Hedgehogs: Monday 

Owls: Thursday 

Otters: Monday 




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