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Year 1

Find out more about Year 1 here!

There are two classes in Year 1:  

Tulips - Mrs Hoaen and Roses - Miss Blackman 


Our Teaching Assistants are:

Mrs Richardson, Mrs Lawes, Miss Shelomi, Miss Tovey and Miss Jenkins


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.


PE - Please note that there is a change to our PE days from January 2024

PE Days - Tuesday and Wednesday

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 every other Friday afternoon:

Friday 19th April 2024, Friday 3rd May 2024, Friday 17th May 2024


On these days, 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.  Forest School kit can be left in school if not needed at home.



Meet the Teacher Meeting Presentations (Year 1 2023-2024)

Our Summer term topic is Journeys. 


Here are the subjects we will be covering:


Science - Plants

We will be:

-Identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

-Naming and labelling the parts of a plant.

-Investigating what a plant needs to grow by planting our own seed.

-Exploring the lifecycle of a fruit/vegetable.


RE – Shabbat

 We will be:

-Recognising why Shabbat is important to Jewish children.

-Understanding what Jewish people do to celebrate Shabbat.

-Thinking about family occasions and special meals that we have.


PE – Target Games

We will be: 

-Learning how to do an underarm and overarm throw.

-Throwing at a target with accuracy.

-Throwing at a target at different distances.

-Selecting and applying the correct techniques to a task.

-Learning how to be a good teammate.

-Learning how to persevere in the games we play.


 PSHE – Money

We will be:

-Sharing what we already know about money.

-Understanding where money comes from.

-Talking about what money is used for.

-Recognising how to keep money safe.


ICT – Coding

We will learn:

-To recognise that programs work by following precise and clear instructions.

-To use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

-To choose commands for a given purpose.

-To join a series of commands together.


Music – Adding Rhythm and Pitch

We will learn:

-How music makes the world a better place

-To use the terms tempo and dynamics

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

-How pulse, rhythm and pitch combine to create a song or piece of music.

-To perform using our voices and an instrument (glockenspiels).


DT – Making an Upcycled Bag

We will be: 

-Understanding what the term ‘upcycle’ means.

-Designing and making a bag from an old t-shirt.

-Using a simple running stitch to decorate and embellish our bags.

-Using equipment safely.

-Evaluating what we have made



Reading at Home:

Each week your child will be given a reading book to read at home. Try to make some time for reading every day, whether this is listening to your child read or reading a book to them.  We will change your child’s book on a Monday, so please ensure reading books are signed and returned each Monday. 

We will be having a weekly library session every Thursday.  Each week your child will be able to borrow a library book to read at home for the week.  If your child has any old books from Early Years please make sure that these are returned as soon as possible.


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.

Fun with Phonics at home


Year 1 Read Write Inc. Presentation for Parents