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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



These are our teachers and teaching assistants who help us with our learning: 


                                                                              Teaching Staff: Miss Wakefield and Miss Saunders. 


                                                                                Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mead and Miss Ward

                                              Welcome back!                       Autumn Term

Our topic this half term is 'Pirates'!  


In our pirate learning, we are learning about the different weathers and seasons on the boat, creating textured pictures of pirate boats, learning about the geography of the UK when we are sailing around and making fishy snacks!


How can you help your child in Year 1?

Reading at home

We hope that you are able to read with your child as regularly as possible and record any comments in their yellow log. After half term we will also be continuing our school reading challenge, where children will earn a certificate for reading at least 4 times a week for each week of the half term. 



We have been so impressed with their super phonics learning in Foundation. In Year 1, we continue to build on this learning developing our knowledge about phase 3 and phase 5 sounds. We learn and practise our phonemes in fun and engaging games. Please see the websites below to play some games at home: 


Maths at home           

-This term we are focusing on counting forwards and backwards to 20, identifying and representing numbers to 20 and ensuring we form our numbers correctly, particularly our teen numbers!

-We will also be using positional language, like left, right, forwards and backwards, to direct our pirate friends around our maps. Can you direct a family member around your home?

-At the end of the term we will be adding, using both objects and a number line. 

Any support at home linked to these areas will be great and remember you can find any activities on mathletics to support your child: 



Library Books will be changed every other Wednesday.

Spellings will be tested on a Friday and new spellings will also go home on a Friday.

Home learning is due back into school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child brings their home learning book back each week so that we can check which task they have completed. We will send home learning books back out on a Friday.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 1

  • This term in PSHE we have been creating our classroom rules to ensure we are safe and happy in our learning environments. We have also discussed important online safety rules to follow at both home and school. 
  • We voted for our new School Councillors and have fortnightly meetings to talk about any issues that arise.
  • Our Eco Committee members help us to care for our environment by organising our recycling and waste management.
  • We have also voted for our Sports Ambassadors, who will working with other Sports Ambassadors across the school to develop our sports provision, equipment and ensure we have fun sporting activities available at lunch time. 
  • This week (week beginning 17/09/18) we had a visitor from the NSPCC to introduce us to Buddy and his important message about keeping safe: Speak out. Stay Safe. We are looking forward to our active fundraising event next week! 

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