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Welcome to Year 1!


Year 1 – Useful Information   

Welcome to Year 1

The summer holidays are over and we have already had a busy few days in Year 1! We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to, including our new topic all about Queen Elizabeth ll and our  science topic ‘Ourselves’. We are also going to be doing lots of exciting art work based on drawing skills .


The staff working with your children this year are myself (Mrs Caudwell), Mrs Lee and Mrs Cooper.



  •  In maths this term we will learn about place value, measure and addition and subtraction. 

We have a weekly times tables test on a Friday (Tests will begin later on in the autumn term).

  • This year it is really important that we learn our 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables. It would be great if you could practise these at home too as it will help to improve the maths that the children can do in school. Please keep your child’s times table sheets at home to practise.



  • We will be continuing with our reading programme Read, Write, Inc where the children will continue to learn their speed sounds, we ask them to remember to use their knowledge of their sounds when they are reading at home too. Individual reading books will be sent home on a Friday, please fill in the home/school reading diary and let me know if your child finds their books easy, difficult or just right! You may find that your child brings home a book they have already read. This is because the focus is on comprehension and understanding. Your child should be able to read their book with little assistance to decode.
  • We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday. It is really important that the children learn the spellings that are sent home because they are common exception words and words with sounds that they need to know by the end of Year 1. We ask them to remember that it isn’t just about getting the spellings right for the spelling test; their writing will improve greatly if they remember the correct spelling of words and sounds in other writing too.



  • We have PE every Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit. Your child can come into school in their PE kit on a Thursday morning and remain in it all day.
  • Please remember that earrings are not allowed in school and hair needs to be tied back at all times.
  • Please provide your child with a water bottle that can be refilled each day.
  • Please make sure that all clothes, shoes, book bags and packed lunches are labelled with your child’s name.
  • Homework and reading books will be sent home on a Friday. Please bring reading books and completed homework back by Tuesday.
  • Finally, please provide your child with a book bag to keep their homework in. You can buy these from school or provide your own.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to pop into class after school or if this isn’t convenient please just ask and we can arrange a time that is.

Latest from Year 1

See you soon

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Think You Know

This is a link around supporting you at home regarding safety on – Line.  This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.

Each fortnight, They will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will be

spending more time online at home.

I See Maths by Gareth Metclafe

I see maths is a great resource that Gareth Metcalfe has created for Home Learning around maths.  He has created videos to take children through new concepts or revise strategies children have already experienced in school.  Below is the link for his website. Go to Home Schooling and you will see different year groups and games you can access.

Year 1 Phonics

Year 1 use Read, Write, Inc. Phonics scheme. Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write.


Year 1 Reading

Year 1 have a daily class reading session and they also take part in guided reading sessions. 

Come and See


Our RE  topic  is 'Families'. We are creating a beautiful ‘family’ display in the classroom. If you would like to send in a photograph of your family we can copy the pictures and return them to you. We will use the pictures to support discussion in RE lessons.