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Please find our Knowledge Organiser here: Knowledge Organiser Year1 Autumn

25th September 2020

Week 4 down and another super busy week in Year 1!

The children have been working incredibly hard on their handwriting and it is really starting to show in their Literacy lessons. Some very proud children and teachers this week.

In Maths we have continued to practise forming numerals correctly, counting on from a given number and writing addition number sentences using the correct symbols.

We enjoyed the sunshine at the beginning of the week and had fun outside playing with the Scrap-Pod. We made our own bands and we even made a swing!

In Science we have continued to explore materials and their properties and in Geography we read the story of ‘The town mouse and the country mouse’.  We discussed the similarities and differences between towns and countryside and the features of these places.

Keep up the super learning Year 1 and get ready for week 5!

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

18th September 2020

This week has flown by! The Year 1’s have been super busy this week with lots of reading, sentence writing, PE, PSHCE, RE and science! How did we squeeze it all in?!

We have been learning the importance of sneezing into a tissue and washing our hands thoroughly. We used glitter and pretended it was ‘germs’ to show how easily germs can spread. We are remembering to ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’. Some excellent learning about how we can look after our bodies. We also talked about the importance of drinking lots of water, exercising, eating healthy and having bubble baths!

In maths we have been working on ‘one more than’ and recording these as sums using the correct mathematical symbols.

In Literacy and phonics we have continued to work hard on forming our letters correctly, using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and spelling tricky words correctly. Over the past couple of weeks we have focused on the digraphs ch, sh, ck, th, ng, nk, ai, ar. Your child has a new yellow phonics books which lives in their book bag. Please read the little label stapled to it- thank you.

Let’s hope for some sunshine over the weekend and I’ll see you bright and early Monday morning ?


11th September 2020

Well done Year 1! A brilliant first full week, jam-packed with learning.

Year 1 are coming into school so sensibly;  putting all their things away independently and in the correct place and then cracking on with their morning work.

We have been practising our letter formation this week and applying it in our simple sentence writing. If you write at home, please remember to hold your pencil correctly and don’t forget those feeder-leader lines!

In science we have started looking at materials; what a material is and identifying a material from an object. We were little scientists for the afternoon and went on a material hunt looking for plastic, metal, glass, wood and fabric.

In RE we have been finding out how Christian’s believe God made the world and what a creator would be like.

Finally, in Maths we have been focusing on counting forwards and backwards from 0-30, forming numerals correctly and how to represent numbers 0-20 using tens and ones (base tens aka the blue things!)

A little note…

New reading records have been sent home and books given out based on reading assessments carried out this week. All children’s books will be collected in on a Tuesday and then new ones given on a Thursday. This is to allow the 48 hours handover due to COVID.

Have a wonderful weekend. Recharge those batteries and get ready for another busy week, Year 1! ?

4th September 2020

Welcome back to Year 1!

What a lovely first week back we have had in Year 1! The children have settled really well into their new classroom and have loved exploring all their new toys, having their own drawer (very exciting) and catching up with all their teachers. It has been a joy to hear about what fabulous summer holidays they have all had.

This week we have been becoming familiar with our new classroom and begun to introduce our new routine. We have looked a little at our new Maths and Literacy books as well as doing a bit of painting and circle times.

Our class page will be updated weekly so please check regularly to see what we have been up to in class, key dates, requests, homework updates etc.

I just wanted to update you on a few things to ensure you and your child(ren) are prepared for Year 1. My PPA will be on a Friday morning and covered by our sports coaches, Mrs Manns and Miss Noble. Our PE sessions are therefore Friday morning and a Monday afternoon. A few little reminders… 

  • PE kits to be in school ASAP
  • Water bottles for in class (water only)
  • Uniform and PE kits to be clearly labelled
  • Book bags- children will have more books living in their book bags this year. Please ensure drinks are not put in book bags.


It is important that you read with your child(ren) as often as possible. Every day is ideal however a minimum of 3 times per week is expected. Please use your child’s reading record to record any reading; please note you can read other books from home, bed time stories and do not feel you need to write a comment every time you read with your chid(ren). Please note the importance of questioning your child(ren) when reading to check their comprehension skills and understanding of the text.

We have a reading reward system this year! If a child has read and their reading record is signed 3 times every week, each half term, those children will receive a small prize. If a child reads 3 times in a week, they will be awarded a sticker in their reading record to record this.

In school your child will read at least once a week with an adult as well as having explicit reading lessons. Your child will change their book once a week on a given day (children will not change books on the same day).

More information will be posted on here about homework towards the end of this term. If you have a queries, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me. ?

Have a lovely weekend.