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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Peck and Mrs Knott

Year 1 Routines

Staffing – Mrs Peck teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning each week, and Mrs Knott teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Dumpleton is the Class Teaching Assistant and Miss Taylor supports the class every morning.

Reading We listen to each child read in Guided Reading Groups at least once a week. Additional one to one reading takes place on a Monday. Each day the children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in their Reading Records so that we know when reading has been completed. In line with the new curriculum, we ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we issue the next independent reading book. To encourage reading at home, we have set a reading challenge in Year 1. We ask that every time you read with your child you sign the reading record.  Reading records are checked daily and for every signed entry your child will move up our reading ladder.  When they reach the top they are rewarded with a small prize.  

Spellings    Spellings are sent home on a Friday in the homework book and then checked on the following Thursday in a spelling test. Children will complete their spelling test in their homework book so this needs to be bought to school every Thursday.

Homework  Homework is sent home every Friday and to be returned the following Thursday.  In Year 1 we send home a practical maths exercise every week and termly topic project for you to complete with your child.

PE – PE is on Monday, Wednesday (only Term 1) and Friday.  Children need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. In the colder months children can bring in a pair of dark jogging bottoms to wear.  Jewellery should not be worn for PE.  Earrings should therefore be removed for PE sessions or they will be taped over.

Topics – Our topics covered in Year 1 are:

Autumn 1/2

Time Travellers (History)

Autumn 1/2

Say Cheese (ICT)

Spring 1

 The Circus is Coming to Town

Spring 2

 Science – Look and Listen

Summer 1

 Flowers and Insects

Summer 2

 Hooray – Let’s Go on Holiday


First week in Year 1

The children have been fantastic this week and have settled into the new Year 1 routines very quickly.  They have spent time exploring the classroom, playing outside, learning a new dance routine with our Dance Coach, meeting Barney Bear and lots of other things!


Year 1 Fashion Show

 Wow! Our Year 1 class looked amazing today dressed as famous people from the past.
















Evacuee morning

We have had a super morning in Year 1 pretending to be evacuees.  The children all looked wonderful in their costumes.  We have been busy writing postcards home and have even learnt a song.



We have had a visit from a World War 2 Paratrooper! The children loved asking questions and finding out all about an important job during World War 2. Thank you to Mr Cray for coming into class and sharing his knowledge and WW2 equipment.