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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


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.



We will confirm PE days shortly. 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

'Myself and Other Animals'







This is a Science based topic and we will be comparing ourselves to each other as well as to other animals. We will learn about our bodies and explore our senses. We will be learning new vocabulary such as herbivore, omnivore and carnivore.​​


In English, our Talk for Writing work will be based on the story of The Little Red Hen.  We will also be reading animal themed books such as Elmer, Monkey Puzzle and Giraffes Can't Dance as well as like themed non-fiction books. We will be focusing on saying a sentence out loud before we write it down, using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will have daily phonics sessions too.



  In Maths this half term we will be focusing on number recognition and place value and practising simple addition and subtraction number sentences.

To support your child with this at home you could:

Practise counting forwards and backwards

Practise reading and writing numbers up to 100

Give 1 more and 1 less than a number - 'What is 1 more than 10?

Practise number bonds to 10 -'6 and what makes 10?' 

Double numbers up to double 10


In RE this half term we will be considering the question


What do Christians believe God is like?

We will explore the story of The Lost Son

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.