Welcome to Year 1

The Teachers in Year 1 are:


Mrs Csicsek & Mrs Barker - Elder Class

Miss Farrall - Hazel Class


Miss Barker - Beech Class


In English, we will be looking at the author Julia Donaldson and exploring a variety of fiction stories. We will be focusing on ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Tiddler’ and ‘What the Jackdaw Saw’. We will be learning how to label, how to write instructions and taking part in lots of roleplay to explore the characters in our core texts. We will also be working on using capital letters and full stops in our writing.

In Maths, we will be developing our number knowledge through learning about place value and focusing on how partition teen numbers as well as working towards securing our number bonds to 10 and 20. We will also be exploring addition and subtraction.

In Topic, we will be focusing on animals. We will be identifying and classifying different types of animals, and looking at the characteristics of animals. This half term we will also be investigating animals from around the world and looking at the climates that these animals live in.

During our Geography lessons we will learn where to locate the North and South Poles as well as the equator.
 In our Art lessons we will be creating self-portraits and developing our skills, focusing on line and tone.

In PSHE, we will be thinking about our feelings as well as the people that take care of us.

In Computing, we will be learning how to programme two step instructions using a BeeBot. We will also be looking at how to use ICT safely both in school and at home. 

Our PE days are:
Beech Class – Friday (Indoor) & Wednesday (Outdoor)
Elder Class – Monday (Indoor) & Wednesday (Outdoor)
Hazel Class – Monday (Indoor) & Wednesday (Outdoor)

Please make sure your child has their indoor and outdoor PE kits with them and that every piece of clothing, including shoes, is labelled with their name.
 Books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Your child will need to make sure they take their book out of their bag and place it in the book box.  Children may receive the same book more than once as we encourage the children to re-read and revisit texts to build their fluency.  Please support your child by hearing them read every day for 10 minutes and writing a comment in their reading diary.
We will be sending home a sound mat for children to practice their letter sounds (phonics).
J If you need any support with phonics please talk to your class teacher, we are happy to help! J