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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: Miss Wakefield Mrs Thomas (MTW) Mrs Butcher (WThF)



Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Horrex


                                                                                Teaching Assistants: Miss Ward, Miss Bensley and Miss Paterson

World Book Day

We had lots of fun on World Book Day reading the story 'Supertato'. We completed lots of activities such as acting out the story with the vegetables, making collages of the characters and designing a sidekick for Supertato. 

We also had some super entries in our dress a vegetable as a book character competition. Well done to all that took part!


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Houses and Homes


Welcome back! This half term we will be exploring houses and homes. We will be looking at the history of our houses and will be completing writing on this too. We will explore different senses in Science and will be looking forward to our Forest Classroom sessions.

Please find attached the Home Learning grid for this half term.


Year 1

Spring 2

Out Of This World 

This half term our topic is Out Of This World. We will be reading lots of real and alien words as well as sharing lots of stories with a space theme. 

Welcome back!

Spring Term 1



Welcome back to our class page. This year we will be learning all about toys. We will be looking and comparing toys from the past to the modern day. We will be reading some wonderful stories about Toys and using this to base all of our writing. This term we move away from COOL jobs, we become more independent learners!



Here is our year group assembly video for our autumn term assembly. We were so excited to record it we started saying ' Welcome to our assembly' before Mrs. Bailey started talking! Thankyou for helping us learn our lines and we hope you enjoy our assembly. 

Year 1 Assembly ..mp4

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Autumn 2

Incredible Animals!



This half term our topic is Incredible Animals. We are doing lots of science learning, sorting and classifying animals into different types and groups. We are continuing to use continuous provision to support and consolidate our learning, so look out on Tapestry for all our wonderful learning. 


Please find the home learning grid and related resources 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. 

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. 

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



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

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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