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Welcome to Year 1.


We are really happy to welcome all of the children back to school. The children have had a super start and have settled back into school life brilliantly. The Year 1 team would like to say a big hello and we look forward to the year ahead. Your team are:

1H Mrs Hutton and Miss Cheshire

1G Mrs Greenhalgh and Miss Davies

1W Miss Wilson and Mrs Cripps

Important notices

We are closely following the routines that the children will be used to from the summer term in reception, which includes the children having continuous provision in the afternoons to enable the children to take a role in their own learning. Fruit will be provided for the morning play. They also need to bring in a water-bottle. Please can all school uniform, lunchboxes and drinks bottles be clearly named.

Also, please remember coats as children can still go out if the rain isn’t too bad.


The range of teaching will include units on: Number; number and place value - Count, read, write and compare numbers to 100. Addition and Subtraction. Oral and mental skills will be practised daily and will include: Count reliably up to 100 objects. Count on in ones from any given number. Count on or back in tens from any number. Recall doubles and halves. Recall addition and subtraction facts up to 20. Read and write numerals to 100.



Our topic in English is ‘Friendship’ and the books that we will be looking at will all follow that theme. After half term our topic is ‘You’ve got mail’. We will be looking at different text types, beginning with a range of stories this half term.

Children will also have the chance to visit the school library every week and choose a book.

We will be teaching phonics as a class this year with our new scheme Bugclub Phonics which corresponds to the books that he children read already read.

*You may notice your children are bringing home books they have already read- this is because your children will be practising the specific sounds which appear in that book. Children will move on to the next book when they are confident and fluent in the one they are currently on*


Rainbow Readers

We would like to stress how important it is for you to listen to your child read at home. Please sign your child's reading diary to let us know you have read with them. Your child may have the same book more than once as we will not progress them onto the next book until they are secure in reading the graphemes contained in that book.

If you child reads 5 times at home in one week they will be awarded a rainbow readers certificate. When they have 5 certificates they will get to choose a book to take home to keep and share with their family.



All children will be required to have a PE kit in school which can be stored on their pegs for the half term.

PE days are as follows

1H Mondays

1W Tuesdays

1G Wednesdays.