Class One

Welcome back! The children have settled brilliantly into year 1 and are getting to know the staff and routines in their new classroom. They have been working very hard and impressing us with their knowledge of numbers, artistic skills and their fantastic writing !

In year 1 we will change reading books on a weekly basis and this will happen every Monday. Children are encouraged to change their own books under the guidance of an adult, promoting independence and decision making. They are asked to bring their book bags each day along with their reading diary. There will be 2 books each week.

Every Friday the children will receive homework which will have a Literacy or maths focus. This should be returned each Monday please.

We are now starting a daily phonics session and a sound sheet will be sent home to practise with your child.

P.E. is every Monday and Tuesday and we ask that P.E. kits are left in school until the end of the half term.


Our topic this half term is ‘This is me!’ and we are enjoying getting to know each other through the curriculum areas. In Science we will be learning about parts of the body and how we keep healthy. In art we have already produced some wonderful self -portraits and in computing we will be using the i -pads to take some creative selfies! In music we will be exploring vocal sounds and body percussion and in Literacy we are developing comprehension skills in reading

We look forward to sharing some of this exciting work later in the term.

Thank you

Year 1 team