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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!




Show respect, Work together, Aspire, Nurture


Mrs Chiasson, Miss Dery and Mrs Potter

Meet the Year 1 Team

We are following guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, though our relationship with you is paramount, our communication will need to be different to what we are used to with parents/carers. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via seesaw or email: and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity.



Our Learning - Autumn Term, 2021



During this first half term we will be sharing and talking about lots of books. We will also focus on developing our handwriting and phonological skills, aswell as our understanding of writing simple sentences. After half term, we will continue our 'talk for writing' journey learning simple texts and using them to support our development.


Read, Write, Inc Phonics

Each day we will practise our speed sounds and wordbuilding, in two groups, then we'll apply this knowledge to read our books.



Throughout each day, there are opportunities to share a variety of books. The children will read regularly during our Read, Write. Inc sessions and we ask that you listen to your child read at least 4 times per week.  Please make sure that reading books are in school every day. We will change Read, Write Inc. and library books on Monday and Thursday. 



This half term, we will be securing our understanding of numbers to 10, before moving on to addition and subtraction. We will also develop our understanding of shape and of the place value of numbers to 20 before Christmas.



This term we will be learning about human growth and development. After half term, we will begin to find out animal groups and the types of foods they eat. The children will have the opportunity to explore a variety of scientific concepts in our 'Investigations Area'.



Our PE slots are on Monday morning (Usually indoor PE) and Wednesday afternoons (Usually outdoor PE).  Children should come to school wearing their PE kit, with a school jumper.


History - 'We are going to meet important people''

We are starting this topic by learning about the most important people of all, ourselves. During the term, we will learn about various people including Florence Nightigale, Mary Seacole and David Attenborough, as well as having the opporunity to meet real life people, such as a nurse from Barnby Gate Surgery. We will also think about how toys have changed over our families lifetimes and look at some old toys from the museum.



Children are expected to read at least four times per week. They should practice their maths on Numbots each week. On Friday's, we will send home a handwriting activity to be returned by the following Thursdays.