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Welcome to Year 1


The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 1 with lots of new learning taking place while building upon their prior knowledge from Reception. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Learning will continue to take place in small groups with opportunities for outdoor learning for the first four weeks where we will then begin our more formal approach to whole class teaching.


This year we are continuing with our exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum and this term our topics will be ‘Happily Ever After’, ‘Never, Eat, Shredded Wheat’ and ‘Powhatan People’.


PSHEe, R.E and Science will be taught discreetly. In our Science work, we will be studying ‘Animals including humans’, learning about body parts and senses and ‘Seasonal Changes’. Phonics will continue to be an important part of our daily learning and multiple opportunities will be available throughout the day for children to practise and apply their learning. Later on in the year, children in year 1 will be taking part in a national phonic screening check. More information on this to come in Spring term. 

Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.


Year 1 PE sessions are:

Class 4 – Monday and Thursday

Class 5 – Monday and Thursday

Class 6 – Tuesday and Thursday


Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. We ask that children also have an outdoor P.E kit for the colder months. This should consist of trainers, jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top.


Water bottles are available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and we will offer a piece of fruit for their morning snack.


Children in Year 1 receive regular homework. As always, children will be expected to read regularly at home, we suggest a minimum or three times per week. Weekly phonic spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday and children will be bringing home a purple creative homework book with outlined activities.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

Mrs Morris/Miss Dyke                       Miss Thornton                  Miss Simmons                


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