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Welcome to Year 1


The Year 1 team are so excited to be continue on your child's learning journey this year - and what a year it will be!

There are lots of fun learning opportunities ahead and we are looking forward to getting to know the children. 

Underpinning all our learning and time together is our school values, they are also linked to our Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.


This terms value is 'happiness'

                                          What makes me happy? How can I make others happy?



English and Phonics

In English, we will meet the Sentence Superheroes who will help us to write super sentences all about ourselves and the stories we hear.


In phonics, we will continue to learn our sounds and apply them to our reading. We will read a RWI phonics storybook, matched to our reading needs, everyday. 

We will also use our phonics to strengthen our writing skills and we will hold a sentence, build a sentence and edit a sentence every week. 



In maths, we will be counting forwards and backwards to 20, using our number lines to help us. We will also be finding 1 more and 1 less and continue to build our adding and subtracting skills.

We also need to make sure we form our numbers correctly and count them in the right order! 

Topic - Ourselves

In our topic, we will be learning about how our family and the local area has changed and developed. We will create and discuss our family tree, learning about our relatives and   exploring how our childhoods are different to theirs. We will also explore how we have changed and create timelines.

To explore a more detailed overview of our Autumn Terms learning please following the link below to our Year 1 Newsletter.


It is really important to read with your child regularly and develop their love of reading. As a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We will change books on Monday and Thursday in Year 1 and the children are responsible for putting their finished book in the book tray to be changed. Children will be given a reading book matched to their phonic ability and are encouraged to re-read their books to improve their fluency. There will also be questions at the back of the book to support their comprehension skills. 

Please let the class teacher know if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home or further develop their comprehension skills through questioning.



Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday (to be completed by the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English, Phonics or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes. As well as paper based tasks, we will also be setting homework using Microsoft Teams, there will be a range of activities, from reading, quizzes and links to websites. If you have any problems accessing online learning then please let your class teacher know.

In addition to reading and spelling practice on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!



We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week. They will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. These words will be linked to the year 1 common exception words outlined in the NC. They will also include high frequency words that they read and spell often. 



We will have PE once a week on a Wednesday.  Please ensure that PE kit is in school at the start of each week and is left at school during the week.


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