Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. Our year group is split into 3 classes:

  • 1 Goldsworthy: Mrs Watt, Miss Hall, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Dalby
  • 1 Kandinsky: Miss Paine, Miss Mason
  • 1 Miro: Miss Knight, Mrs Parker, Mrs Kressy

We are also fortunate enough to be supported by other HLTAs within the school who help us with additional reading, writing and maths interventions.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

What we are learning about - Over The Hills and Far, Far Away!

What a fantastic first term in Year 1 we have had this year. We are excited to start our Spring Term with the theme, Over The Hills and Far, Far Away. We are looking forward to beginning our theme with a Wow dress-up day. Children are welcome to come to school on Thursday 4th January dressed as their favourite traditional-tale character. We look forward to seeing their costumes to add more excitement to the first day back. Please download our Year 1 Curriculum Overview from the sidebar to find out more!

Who has been to visit Year 1?

We had a Traditional Tale day. We all came in dressed as our favourite tradtional tale characters ready to start our day BUT something had happened! Somebody had been in the classrooms and messed them all up and there was a giant beanstalk in the shared area. 

We started the investigation...

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 We found out that things from had gone missing from all over the school! Mrs Cox's favourite pen, the parachute from the P.E. cupboard, items from the kitchen and lots of cardboard from the art cupboard. 

Later in the afternoon a letter then appeared in the Beanstalk, it was a party invitation from the Giant's Baby to Baby Bear. He had stolen all the items to have a party for Baby Giant.

We have now been writing to The Giant to find out lots more information!

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Year 1 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

In year 1, children are asked to be read with at least three times a week. In addition to this, they will also have challenge words to read and once they reach set 5, they will start to be sent home spellings. They will be tested on their spellings once a week. Challenge words will be checked fortnightly.

In January, we would like to begin our ‘Wizard Challenge Books’. These will be sent out on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Tuesday.  We will set one piece of work based on learning that has taken place that week in either maths, English or theme.  This should be able to be completed by the child but may require a little support from you.

Uniform and PE Kits

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform for school and that all parts fit and are clearly labelled. Children should have their indoor and warm outdoor PE kit in school at all times

Home Learning and Reading

We will continue to hear children read regularly and ask that parents can read with their children as much as possible. Ideally this would be their reading book but we encourage other books to be read too. Reading and Spelling words will continue in the same format and we will begin our home learning, Wizard Challenge Books this term too. A parent mail will be sent out shortly.

Important Dates

  • Dress up as your favourite fairy tale character: Thursday 4th January.
  • Year 1 Parents Information Evening: Monday 29th January 3:45pm.
  • 1 Kandinsky’s Class Assembly: Friday 9th February.
  • 1 Goldsworthy’s Class Assembly: Friday 2nd March.
  • 1 Miro’s Class Assembly: Friday 23rd March.

Could you help?

We are always really grateful for any parent helpers that could offer some time to help us in class. Please also let a member of the Year 1 team know if you are able to help us with our themed learning in any way.

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