Welcome to Year 1
The adults working in Year 1 are Miss Griffiths, Mrs Skinner and Miss Bellfield.
Miss Peverelle will be teaching Year 1 every Wednesday.
PE will take place every Tuesday and will be taught by Ash
Our project this term is 'How do we look after what is important?' As part of this project, we will be
looking at habitats, different environments (macro and micro), oceans and continents, and India.
Our project will centre around four concept words: responsibility, beauty, care and tradition. The
children will be exploring what these words mean and making links between these words and their
Could you please make sure all uniform and coats are clearly named to help the children look after
their own things? If it has a name in and is misplaced it will eventually make its way back to your child, if not
it may not.
Fresh fruit is available for the children each day, however, children can bring their own healthy snack
to school for break time. They are allowed to bring a 'treat' on Fridays.
The children in Key Stage 1 will be following the whole Read Write Inc. programme. This will cover
phonics, reading comprehension, punctuation, grammar and writing. Each child will be assessed every
half term and placed in the appropriate group that will build their confidence, whilst moving them on in
their learning. The targeted learning will mean they will work in smaller, more focused groups.
Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and fill in an entry in their
Reading Record Book.
We will begin by focusing on place value, which underpins everything else we do throughout Year 1. To
begin with, the children will be revising many of the topics taught last year (with numbers up to 10)
to help consolidate their learning. This will include counting forwards and backwards, ordering and
finding one more / one less. We will then move on to addition and subtraction, number bonds (to 10),
geometry (2D and 3D shapes) and place value with numbers up to 20 - which will take us up to the
Children should come to school wearing their PE kit on PE days.
Year 1 have PE every Tuesday and every other Wednesday (starting from 14th September).
We will be using Seesaw again this year in order for parents / carers to be able to see some of the work
that the children have been completing during lesson time. Seesaw will also be used to allow teachers
to communicate with parents more easily and may be used to occasionally set work for the children.
Please let school know if you are struggling to connect to Seesaw so we can help you with this.