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Welcome to Year 1!

A warm welcome from all the staff in Year 1! We hope you had a lovely summer and we can’t wait to get to know you and your children over the next academic year. We have a full, fun-packed year prepared and are looking forward to sharing with you the work your children will produce.



We will be following the Talk for Writing scheme again this year and will begin Autumn term looking at a variety of genres. Our key texts are Not Now Bernard and Funny Bones. The children will produce their own version of the stories and we will focus on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops as well as rhyming words.


Reading is a vital part of learning in Year 1 and we would love our children to develop a love of reading and a rich vocabulary. The best way to do this is by sharing lots of books together at home as well as at school. Home readers will be changed every Friday so please make sure you fill in the reading record and send them in each week.


We will also be sending spellings home every other Friday. Helping your child to learn these at home will really help them with the spelling activities we will be doing in school.



During the Autumn term we will be building on the children’s knowledge of place value, which will lead into simple addition and subtraction. A great way to help your child develop their maths is to count every day activities (e.g. walking up the stairs, taking items out of the shopping bag etc.)

We will occasionally send home number formation sheets to help your child.



Our topic, ‘Incredible Me’ has strong links to geography and science.

Science – parts of the body and senses

Art – Picasso, self portraits

RE – What do Christians and Jews believe about creation?

Geography – Our locality

Computing – Beebots

DT – cooking

History – Toys

PE – Gymnastics



A trip around the Hamlet, fundraisers – movie night, Monster mash (dates tbc)

Next Wednesday 11th September we will be having a super hero day as a hook for our topic. Please send your child into school wearing a super hero costume. You don’t need to buy anything special for this, you could use things you already have at home and create your very own superhero.


We have P.E. every Thursday. The children should have a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of velcro or pull on pumps (no laces please). Please make sure that P.E. kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named. Please let your child practise getting changed into their P.E. kit at home.


If you have any queries or worries, contact us via the Junior Office. Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list.


Thank you for your support.


Mrs Burch, Mrs Sheffield and Miss Bedford