Welcome to Year 1


We wish your children every success in the year ahead. Please feel free to come and see us with any concerns that you may have.

Pear

Teachers
Julie Roworth (Wed-Fri)
Bridget Cook (Mon-Tues)

Cherry

Teachers
Liz Martin (Thurs-Fri)
Carol Whelan (Mon-Wed)

Apple

Teacher
Hannah Dempster

Year 1 TAs

Sharon King and Andrea Epps

Home Learning

The most important home learning in Year 1 is reading with your child as often as possible. Please make a note of the title of the book in your child’s reading diary so that we know which books they have read. We will be sending home spellings to practise each Friday then children will take part in a short spelling quiz on the following Friday morning. Maths homework will be sent home from October 2017.

PE

Year 1 have their PE lessons twice a week so please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school everyday. We try and have our PE lessons outside as much as possible so a pair of jogging bottoms would be welcome for the winter months. We will send the children’s PE kits home every half term to be washed.

Show and Tell

Children will have an opportunity to share any special news with the class or show something that is important to them. We take turns using the children’s school houses; Red Kestrels, Blue Eagles, Yellow Hawks and Green Falcons. A timetable is attached below. Please encourage your children not to bring in their toys as these can be easily lost or broken.

Term Topics

Out and About with the Jolly Postman

Click here to view the Skills Map for the Autumn term

We start by introducing children to all the new routines, welcoming any new children and establishing our ‘Golden Rules’. ‘The Jolly Postman’ is a great book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and we will be incorporating writing and number work involving lots of the fairy tale characters from the story. Children will be looking at the work of artists Paul Klee and L.S. Lowry and learn lots of geographical vocabulary and mapping skills.

To Infinity and Beyond!

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Children will find out about the planets, Neil Armstrong and the first landing on the moon. The children will learn about weather and the seasons and enjoy lots of creativity, designing, painting and writing poetry about their own aliens.

The Aliens are coming !

Woodland Wonders

This topic will enable us to make the most of our woodland areas and learn about flowering plants and trees. We are planning to use natural outdoor materials to create music and art work and hopefully learn more outdoor skills with the Forest Schools Team.

Click here to view the Skills Map for the summer term

Year One Trip to Wilderness Wood