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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Your class teachers are Mrs Virr in 1V, and Miss Turner in 1T.


Our topic for this Half Term is ‘Once Upon a Time’

We will be learning to retell traditional tales, create our own versions and act them out! We will be looking closely at the vocabulary used in traditional tales and how we can use it in our writing. In addition, children will be focusing on the structure of a story and how to develop their own with a simple beginning, middle and end.  Please find our 'Knowledge Organiser' below for this term's topic.


In Science, we will be learning about ‘Everyday Materials’ such as glass, paper, metal, plastic and fabric. We will explore the properties of these materials, choosing which would be suitable for a given purpose e.g. Which material will make the best raincoat?


PE Days

1T will have PE on Mondays (outside) and on Thursdays.

1V will have PE on Mondays (outside) and on Wednesdays.

Please ensure long hair is tied back and any earrings are removed on these days as children will not be able to take part if they are wearing jewellery. It is helpful if girls wearing tights have a spare pair of socks in their PE bags.


Please make sure all of your child's clothing is named, especially jumpers and cardigans which they take off during the day. This is also very important for PE kit when all the children get changed at once!



Homework is set weekly, please refer to the homework booklet in your child's homework book.  The document is also available below.


Spelling tests are weekly and new spellings are given out at the end of each week.


Planners are also Reading Records, and there is a list of Year 1 and Year 2 common words to read and spell which you will find useful.  Planners must be in school every day as they are used to support your child's learning and record any messages.


Phonics Screening takes place in June 2019. You can help prepare your child by reading regularly and practising sounds.  Please see below useful website links to support your child's learning at home:

hit the button (maths facts)


Completion of home learning will significantly help the development and progress of your child at school.  Thank you for your continued support.