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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



The Year One Team:

1 Lion – Mrs Preece

1 Crystal – Mrs Hicklin (Mon – Wed)  Mrs Seker (Thurs & Fri)

Mrs Sheppard and Miss Lillis support Year One

Also supported by Miss Rubery and Mrs Dunn


Some information for you:


Each week the children will have guided reading sessions.  They will also have a reading book to bring home.  We will change these books weekly. As we now have the addition of Rising Stars, our online reading system, we will also be setting books on there, but ask that children also complete the comprehension to ensure understanding of what they have read.


Water bottles

Children still need to have a water bottle in school each day. These bottles will be sent home each night to be washed and refilled.




If your child requires a 'Grab-a-Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be obtained from any member of staff or in the ‘Grab Bag’ baskets in the classroom.



PE for both classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure long hair is tied back and any earrings are removed on these days.





As in Reception, we base our work in school on topics. We start a new topic each half term.



This Half Term our topic is

'One small step'


This is our history based topic and we will be finding out about;

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past- Neil Armstrong.
  • changes within the living memory - the moon landings, International Space Station and astronaut Tim Peake.  
    In English, we are still working hard on our reading, writing and spelling through phonics and are continuing to work on writing in sentences. We will soon be returning to Guided Reading sessions in groups and individual reading, using Rising Stars will continue.
    Our Talk for Writing text this half term is Beegu by Alex Deacon. We will also write a recount of our imaginary trip to the moon and create a moon poem  We are concentrating on using capital letters, spaces between words, full stops and question marks, time conjunctions, recalling a sequence of events in order, describing the moon and using adjectives. ​ Handwriting, using our Kinetic Letters scheme, will continue with daily practice sessions.




In Maths, we will be looking at: 


          numbers to 50, measurement length and height and measurement weight and volume 

    • 1 more and 1 less within 50
    • Compare objects within 50
    • Compare numbers within 50
    • Count in 2s
    • Count in 5s
    • Create their own number sequences
    • Measurement length and height
    • Introduce length and height
    • Compare lengths and heights
    • Measure length
    • Measurement weight and volume
    • Introduce weight and volume
    • Measure mass
    • Compare mass
    • Introduce capacity
    • Measure and compare capacity



To support your child with this at home you could:
Practise counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's
Practise reading and writing numbers up to 100
Look at numbers in the environment eg on houses
Give 1 more and 1 less than a number​ - 'What is 1 more than 45?
Get the children to finish sentences 36 is greater than __ 48 is less than __
Measure objects using non standard measures eg lego bricks
Measure containers using cupfuls
Involve the children in baking, using scales and measuring jugs.






This half term, we will be exploring seasonal changes.






In RE this half term we will be considering the questions


Why does Easter matter to Christians?

We will explore the meaning of Lent, the Easter story and its importance in Christianity.


Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.