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Great Malvern Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is a busy year with a very full timetable and there are many things that you can do to help your child to make sure they are making the most of every opportunity.


Our topic for this term is “Carnival - Brazil” The focus of our learning is Geography, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!


For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 1 page on the school website and our Twitter pages. 







You will receive an email from Mrs Perry regarding your child’s Teams login details. When you have set up their account, please give your child’s login and password details to their class teacher.


Your child will need to keep their PE kit in school at all times. PE will be on a MONDAY every week.  

“Carnival - Brazil”




In maths we will be using numbers to 20 to count and compare. We will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes including positions and turns.


In our English lessons we begin with the book Beegu, focussing on holding a sentence and using phonics knowledge to record ideas. Throughout the year we will be focusing on different quality texts and encouraging a love of reading.



As scientists we begin this year looking at Animals including Humans, learning about the five senses and different animal groups. We will then explore the seasonal changes.



This will be mainly covered during our Brazil topic lessons and the children will create their own carnival masks using a variety of materials.


Our value is Generosity and we will also be following the Jigsaw scheme.



RE focuses on Christianity and the Bible leading up to Christmas.





We will be practising our ball skills and different types of movement.



 Additional Information

PE kit




P.E lessons are on a Monday. Please make sure your child has a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, suitable trainers/pumps, green or black joggers / leggings.  


A water bottle, your child’s book bag and appropriate clothing depending on the great British weather!







Reading books will be checked in school every day. We ask that your child’s school book is read at home at least twice before changing. It is important that you read daily with your child and record their reading in their reading journal. Books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday. In addition to their reading book each child will be able to choose a bedtime story book to share at home. This is something to be enjoyed by the whole family. Please return to school on a Friday.





Spelling lists will be sent home each Friday and the children will be tested on the following Friday. Please support your child in learning the words that they bring home. These are common words that the children will need and use to support their writing development. Please feel free to speak to the class teacher about different ways you can help them learn these.  



Mrs K Davies, Mrs S Carter, Mrs H Gosling.

Mrs Williams, Mrs Brewer Mrs Philpotts & Mrs Gardner.

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