Coates Primary School

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Woodpeckers – Year 1

Welcome to the Woodpecker Class!

Hello my name is Mrs Saberton-Kitch and I teach the Woodpecker class from Monday to Wednesday. I have been teaching for 15 years and I've taught in both KS1 and KS2. In my free time I like spending time with my family and friends, reading, camping and having a dance! I am just returning from maternity leave and looking forward to having lots of fun teaching you all this year.




Hello, my name is Mrs Baxter. I have been teaching Y1 at Coates for a few years now. I have been teaching for many years before that across both KS1 & 2. I am very excited to be starting a new year in the Woodpecker class on Thursdays and Fridays. I love to spend my spare time with my family. We enjoy walking, travelling and watching films




We are really looking forward to teaching our different topics this year:


Autumn Term 1:- Help the aliens are coming!

Autumn Term 2: Toys

Spring Term 1: Superheroes

Spring Term 2: Pride of Britain

Summer Term 1: Once upon a time

Summer Term 2: The Seaside



Information  on home learning 

Please visit for information from the Local Authority. 

Useful information


  • Weekly homework challenges include: spellings, reading, Bug Club and work set on Google Classroom.

  • Children are expected to read at home regularly and bring their reading book to school on their timetabled day.

  • If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available with them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian or pick and mix option.

  • During the Summer term the children will complete their phonics screening check. This is a National test which all children in Year 1 are required to complete. We will be working towards this throughout the year.


We have a brilliant year ahead and we are really looking forward to working with the children and supporting them in their learning.  If you have any questions then please let us know.


Many thanks,

Mrs Saberton-Kitch and Mrs Baxter

We had a wedding in Year 1 this week!

Survival with Bear Grylls

Underwater drama fun..

Africa Topic.

Materials - Science / Design Technology - Making Boats!

Our Boats are Complete!