Year 1

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

  • 1 Goldsworthy: Mrs Watson and Mrs Parker
  • 1 Kandinsky: Miss Paine and Miss Manns
  • 1 Miro: Miss Knight, Miss Masson and Miss Brown

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!

Creating a waterproof house for the wolf!

Recently we learnt that the wolf only blew the 3 little pigs houses down because he didn’t have his own home.  He only wanted a warm place to stay for the night! Year 1 have set out on a project to make their own house for the wolf. We have been exploring materials in science and have explored the properties of materials such as rigid, strong, bendy and transparent. Our next exploration this week was whether a material is waterproof or not. The wolf will need a waterproof material for his roof! 


We explored how to create a fair test and with a partner, tested tin foil, cling film, kitchen roll, fabric and slate. We put 6 drops of water onto the material and if it was dry underneath we concluded that it was waterproof. After lots of deliberation, we decided the slate would be the best material for the wolf! 


Year 1 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

 Uniform and PE Kits

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform for school and that all parts fit and are clearly labelled. Current PE days are Tuesday’s and Friday’s, however children should have their indoor and warm outdoor PE kit in school at all times.

 Home Learning and Reading

In year 1, children are asked to be read with at least three times a week. Ideally this would be their reading book but we encourage other books to be read too. Please ensure your child reads their books more than once to help with fluency. Books are changed once a week by the teacher, however there is a book changing box within the classroom, where books can be changed more frequently. 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.

Current Library Sessions (subject to change):

 -       1 Goldsworthy: Wednesday pm

-       1 Kandinsky: Thursday pm

-       1 Miro: Friday pm

For homework this year, 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. This will enable you to ask any questions or queries you may have on the Friday before the weekend.  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 independently but may require a little support from you.

 Important Dates

 ·       Trip to the Church: Wednesday 31 October.

 ·       Christingle Production: Thursday 29 November 2pm

 ·       1 Kandinsky’s Class Assembly: Friday 8 February

 ·       1 Miro’s Class Assembly: Friday 10 May.

 ·       1 Goldsworthy’s Class Assembly: Friday 14 June.

 Could you help?

 e 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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