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Year 1

Key Information

PE this term will take place on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have a suitable PE kit in school at all times. Please note that children with long hair must wear it tied back and also all jewellery needs to be removed for PE sessions (we are unable to take out earrings, this must be done by the children themselves). 

Forest School will take place on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Hamilton and each class visits on a termly basis. During Autumn Term One Miss Woodfield’s class will have the opportunity to visit Forest School and during Autumn Term Two Miss Sullivan’s class will go to Forest School. The children will require wellington boots for this session. Please bring these into school, each Tuesday, in a named plastic carrier bag.

The children will take part in a weekly Art lesson in their classrooms. We have enough old short aprons for each child however these are not waterproof and paint can sometimes leak through to the children’s uniforms. Therefore, if you would prefer, please provide your child with a clearly named waterproof apron.

Please can we ask that each child brings a named water bottle into school each day. A daily snack is provided but you may also wish to provide your child with a small, healthy snack for playtime.

We also ask that you discourage your child from bringing toys into school to avoid any unnecessary upset. 

Your child should have their book bag in school each day. Please could we ask that you encourage your child to keep their book bag keyring free so that they can fit into their trays easily.


We welcome back the children after what was hopefully an exciting yet restful break. We are sure that the children will settle into their new routine in Year One very quickly.

Our main topics for this term are Materials, Seasonal Changes, Own Location and Changes within Living Memory. We will also explore various stories during English including Plunge into the Pirate Pool, Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Gingerbread Man, The Enormous Turnip, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child and we will continue to develop our creativity during our Art lessons.

Please consult our Autumn 2017 Curriculum Newsletter for more details about the topics covered. 

There will also be opportunities for the children to participate in school events including the Harvest Festival and the annual Year 1/2 Christmas Production.

Home Learning

Homework expectations are as follows:


Alongside other reading activities, your child will read in a small guided reading group with a member of the Year One team, on the same day, once every week. At the end of this session they will be given this book to read at home with you. 

Please also continue to read with and to your child regularly and encourage them to bring home a book from the classroom book corner to share with you at home.


Spellings will begin in Autumn Term Two.  

Creative Homework 

Each half term the children are set a piece of creative homework which relates to a topic which has been explored at school. These projects will be shared in class after each half term. The children may be as creative as they like by making, writing, drawing or using technology to explore the given topic and create something to share with the rest of the class.

Autumn 1 Topic: Dinosaurs

This will be shared in the class on Friday 3rd November 2017.

Autumn 2 Topic:  Fireworks and Celebrations  

This will be shared in the class on Friday 5th January 2018.

Please consult our Autumn 2017 Home Learning Sheet for further details and information regarding homework expectations and the half termly topic tasks.

Useful Websites


DJ Cow

Obb and Bob 

Geraldine Giraffe does Phonics

Dinosaur Eggs


Count to 20   

Numbers in the Teens

Caterpillar Ordering

Shark Place Value Numbers

Problem Solving

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful year ahead!