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Welcome to Abbot's Hall Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



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


Teaching Staff: Mrs. Inman  and  Mrs Thomas



Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Horrex


                                                                                Teaching Assistants: Miss Bensley and Miss Paterson

Spring 1



This half term, we will move to a more formal learning style within the classroom. We will have whole class lessons and work on our independent skills. Our learning will link to our topic of Toys. Please see our curriculum booklet information and home learning grid below. 




Autumn 2 

Incredible Animals 


This term our topic is a science based topic all about animals. We will be learning about classifying animals into groups (mammal, bird, fish, insect, reptile, amphibian). We will also sort them by what they eat- carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

We will also be learning about Mary Anning in history. She is famous for discovering many fossils and for being the first person to find an Ichthyosaurus skeleton which can now be viewed in the Natural History Museum. 


Please find the home learning grid and any supporting materials attached below. 



This half term our topic is Pirates! We will be covering a range of subjects and exciting activities linked to our topic which can be read about in the curriculum booklet.


Home learning- each week the children choose an activity from the home learning grid. There is a range of different activities to choose from and this term's home learning grid is attached below as well as stuck into home learning books. You can complete the activity in your home learning book and bring it in to show us or you can send through a picture or video on tapestry. 

Here we are accessing our continuous provision activities linked to our Pirate learning.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 1

  • During the Autumn term, in PSHE we will create our classroom rules to ensure we are safe and happy in our learning environments. We will also discussed important online safety rules to follow at both home and school. 
  • We have 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.  


How can you help your child in Year 1?

Reading at home

This term we are exciting to be continuing to use our new reading scheme, Rocket Phonics, from Foundation Stage to Year 2. The books are all phonetically plausible and based on your child's phonics phase. 


We hope that you are able to read with your child as regularly as possible and record any comments in their yellow log. We will be habing Rapid Reading for two weeks in first half of the Autumn term. Last year the implementation of Rapid Reading was very beneficial in helping childrens' reading skills improve. We hope you will also see improvements  in your child's reading from Rapid Reading and thank you for any comments and feedback. 



This term  we will  continue to build on children's phonics learning from the Foundation Stage. This will include consolidating our knowledge of phase 3 and developing our knowledge of  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           

At the beginning of this term, we will be consolidating our counting skills within 20 - Counting on and back, writing and recognising numbers. W will also be learning about position and direction through using the beebots to explore positional language. 



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


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. Please remember only 1 piece needs to be completed each week, although you are welcome to complete more if your child wishes. 

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