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Year 1

Find out more about Year 1 here!

There are two classes in Year 1:  

1H - Mrs Hoaen and 1B - Miss Blackman 


Our Teaching Assistants are:

Mrs Baber & Mrs Hutchinson


Useful Information:

Please ensure your child brings in a coat with a hood every day (we go outside even when it's raining)!  Please provide them with hats/gloves/scarf in the colder months and a sun hat in the summer.  


Children can bring in a book bag to store letters etc - no rucksacks please as we have limited space. 

No stationery items will be needed in Year 1 - we have everything your child will need in school.


Most importantly, please make sure that all uniform and other items are clearly named - this means that lost property can be returned quickly and easily.



Wednesday and Thursday 

PE Kit: White t-shirt/ school PE shirt or house shirt; dark shorts; dark joggers and sweatshirt; trainers

Children will need to wear their PE kit into school on these days.





It is important that your child remains hydrated throughout the day, so please remember to bring in a water bottle. NO JUICE PLEASE.  Break time fruit is provided. 





Our Forest School sessions will take place every Friday afternoon.  On this day, your child will need to come into school wearing normal school uniform (legs covered).  You will need to provide a pair of trainers or wellies and a waterproof coat.  Please only send your child in with footwear that you do not mind getting dirty - we can get very muddy as the weather changes!  All-in-one suits and waterproof trousers are also suitable, but not essential.



Our Autumn term topic is Paddington Bear. 

Here are the subjects we will be covering:

History - Old and New Toys

We will be:

-Discussing toys that we play with

-Talking about the toys our grandparents might have played with

-Identifying the similarities and differences between old and new toys

-Finding out about the history of the teddy bear


Science - Materials

We will be: 

-Learning to describe an object and distinguish it from the material it is made from

-Identifying different materials and talking about their properties

-Grouping and comparing different materials based on their physical properties


RE - Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

 We will be:

-Exploring the ideas of forgiveness and letting go

-Finding out about the Jewish traditions that take place during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


 PE - Ball Skills

We will be:

-Recognising how exercise affects our bodies

-Learning how to handle a ball with accuracy and control

-Throwing, catching, rolling and bouncing different sized balls 

-Working sensibly by ourselves and as part of a small group or team


PSHE - How do we behave                                              

We will be:           

-Discussing why it is important to have rules in school, at home and within our communities                 

-Exploring the school values of love, compassion, hope, respect, forgiveness and truth


ICT- Digital Painting

We will be:

-Learning the different parts of a computer and their functions

-Discussing how to stay safe when using technology

-Exploring the range of tools available on a paint programme


Music - Samba

We will be:

-Listening to Samba music and giving our opinion of the music

-Learning how to keep a steady beat and respond to the music we listen to.

-Creating our own Samba beat

-Performing in our own Samba carnival!


Art - Observational Drawing

We will be:

-Experimenting with different mark making techniques

-Learning how to create line, texture and shape using a sketching pencil

-Creating our own observational drawing of Paddington.





“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss.

We would like you to encourage your child to read at home every day. We will change your child's reading book on a Monday. Please make sure that reading books are brought back to school each Friday.



We will be sending your child home with a grid of home learning activities at the start of each half term. You and your child will then choose a task to do each week (there will be plenty of activities to choose from, but you don't need to complete all of them)! 

Hand in your home learning folder by the following Wednesday and we will return it to you on Fridays.



In Year 1, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 20 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 


You will find your login details at the front of your yellow reading record. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 


Fun with Phonics at home


Year 1 Read Write Inc. Presentation for Parents