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Year 1


Year 1


Value: Thanks

Hello again.... and welcome back.




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Areas of Learning

This term your child will be looking at place value up to 100. They will concentrate on understanding addition and subtraction with an expectation that they know their bonds to 20. We will also introduce multiplication (repeated addition) and division (sharing). Year 1 will continue to look at measurement, which will include length, height, weight and volume Mathletics passwords will be coming home this term so that they access maths games at home and at school. Letters with more information will be sent home this week.


Your child will be following our Read Write Inc program, as well as exploring a range of stories and non-fiction books based around our topic. If you have the opportunity to visit our wonderful local library to support your child’s learning then that would be fantastic.


As a scientist your child will be finding out about different animals and exploring habitats.

We will be using the forest school area for practical investigations and we will let you know

if we require boots.


Your child will continue to learn about seasonal changes and the weather but will also be given the opportunity to learn about the local area. This will include field trips to Barnards Green and will enable them to create and complete surveys by collecting data.


Year 1 will use our 2Simple programme this term with a focus on moving animations.


Art took centre stage last term and as we are sure you will agree the children’s art exhibition was really something quite special. This term we have decided to focus on DT with an upcycling approach.


The school value is ‘Thanks’. This will be a whole school focus and will play an important part in our class assemblies and class-based group work. We place a great deal of importance on the teaching of our values and any support at home is hugely appreciated.


This term Year 1 will be making some strong links with our local church. We will be hoping to visit on a number of occasions over the up and coming weeks.


Your child will be developing skills through hockey and tennis (aiming, sending, receiving).



Class Additional Information

PE kit

Kit should include tracksuit bottoms in case of cold weather.

Kit should always be in school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.






Please do try and read with your child daily.


Spellings will go home each Monday. Please do not write in the red book.

Bishops Wood Trip:

More information will follow nearer the time.



 If you are looking to introduce your child to new authors then please take the opportunity to head to our lovely local library,

Authors/illustrators you may like to look for: Eric Carle, Dr Seuss, Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake, Allen Ahlberg, Tony Ross, Oliver Jeffers.





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For your information....

All families will be welcome at our

Art Exhibition which will be held towards the end of term.  More information will follow. Watch this space.....

Other news....

We still continue to link with our sister school in Tanzania and our staff have returned full of exciting future plans for the link. The new kitchen is now finished much to the delight of our Tanzanian friends. Thanks to all the support you as parents and the staff at

Great Malvern Primary have shown.



Quick Reminder

Your child will do PE at least twice a week and sometimes more.  Children will need a full PE kit that should remain in school. Please remember to name everything.

1B will have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

1W will have PE on Monday and Friday

Forest School

The children have access to the exciting Forest school area throughout the whole of the year. They are given opportunities to use a variety of equipment to build dens, climb trees, pond dip, dig for minibeasts and use rope and pieces of wood to make their own swings.
*Please can you make sure that your child has warm clothing and wellies, especially through the winter months.*



* We ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and record this in their reading record.

* Your child must have their PE Kit in school at all times.
(This must comprise of green shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt, pair of socks, a pair of trainers for outdoor PE)

* Your child must have a named water bottle in school every day.


* Please make sure your child brings their Book bag to school every day.

Please feel free to pop in and talk to us about any worries or concerns before or after school.


Many thanks,
The Year 1 Team.
Mrs Winfield, Mrs Bolton, Mrs Jones,
Mrs Dean and Mrs Philpotts

Please take the time to look through the photographs of the children learning in their school environment.

Your child has recently received a 'Global password' Every child in education in Worcestershire has one so that they can access the 'Worcestershire Learning Gateway'. This gateway allows your child to have free access to many programmes including; Education City, jit, J2E, I Am Learning and 2Simple software. Please take advantage of these great resources with your child as they are great learning resources to be enjoyed at school and home.

For more information please contact Mrs Perry.



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