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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 




Dear Parents,

A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 1 J

We trust that you are all well and excited to be starting a new school year. It is so lovely to have all the children back in school.

Our topic for this term is “Brazil and Carnival” The main focus of our learning is Geography, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas, including art and DT.


For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Twitter Pages.

 We also have a school FB page for information:

Brazil and Carnival



The importance of early number and early understanding of mathematics cannot be underestimated. With this in mind we will be placing more time in the early stages of Year 1 on place value and the concept of part and whole. Initially working with numbers up to 10 and then up to 20.



As a whole school we are initially going to explore the text, Here We Are, a beautiful book by Oliver Jeffers. We will then look at a range of different texts and genres to develop the children’s creativity and writing skills. Phonics will continue to be an important part of developing their reading and spellings. We will also be looking closely at their pencil grip and developing their handwriting.




In science we will be looking The Senses as well as developing an understanding of Autumn, as we look at Seasonal Changes throughout the year.




We will be introducing and developing basic computing skills with the children and how to use “Teams” with them. Please make sure you have signed up and look for the tasks we are setting the children.



Brazil is a contrasting location with UK that is exciting for the children to explore. It gives us the opportunity to introduce the children to some basic geography skills and knowledge as well as looking at the colour artistic side too.



Our value is Responsibility.



Each term we cover a new area of Christianity in class and our assemblies.





Your child will be developing different skills through weekly indoor PE sessions. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on the following days:  1GE on a Tuesday & 1SC on a Friday. Kit should include green shorts, a plain white t-shirt, pumps/trainers and tracksuit bottoms in case of cold weather.








Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We have put some guidance at the front of their reading record to support you. It is essential that your child reads on a daily basis - new books, familiar books, comics, even newspapers. We appreciate and value the support you give us with this.



Always remember your clearly labelled water bottles.



Yours sincerely,


Mrs Smout, Mrs Carter, Mrs Williams, Mrs Gardner & Mrs Phillpotts

Mrs Gosling, Mrs Everett & Mrs Barnes


Year 1

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Welcome to 2RM!

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A message to welcome you to 2RM in September. I'm really excited to meet you all and I hope you enjoy the summer holidays!
Miss Martin

Welcome to 2GB

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Here is a little video to welcome you to 2GB! I can't wait to see you all in September. Have a lovely summer and I will see you soon.
Miss Bouston

A message from Mrs Black...


Hello Year 1!


Just a short message to say goodbye as I go on maternity leave from today. It feels very strange not being able to see you but I will let you know when baby Black arrives! The lovely Mrs Hooley will be taking over until the summer holidays . I will miss you all very much- keep smiling and working hard and I will pop in and see you all when I can!

Take care and stay safesmiley

heartMrs Blackheart


Home Learning - 2 weeks - April 20th and April 27th




- All of the children have received a username and password for this website and a brief letter of how to access the online games and activities that are on there. 

- Teachers have not yet set which activities they want your child to access, so for now we would like them just to explore the games that they wish to try. To do this click on the 'subjects' heading on the side menu. 

- Then choose English, maths or science and try games either at the age they are working at or below to build some confidence to begin with.

- Once your child's teacher has set any classwork for them to do on here they will let you know via Twitter and their year group page. This will be by the Easter holidays to enable your child to have time to work through their home learning packs first.


- If you have problems connecting please contact via email to the office which will be forwarded to me so I can sort any issues. 


Thanks, Mrs Perry.


Welcome to Year 1's Page


Spring 2



Topic- Brilliant Britain



This half term your child will be practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and solving problems relating to this. They will also be learning about measurement, which will include length, height, weight and capacity.  



During this half term, Year 1 will be reading a variety of texts including 'Send for a Super Hero' by Michael Rosen, poems relating to Spring, 'Monstersaurus' by Claire Freedman and 'The Odd Egg' by Emily Gravell. After reading these texts, they will be writing for a variety of purposes including; writing a superhero story, a spring poem, a monster character description and a recipe for making a new monster!



As a scientist your child will be finding out about different plants in our topic 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' They will be learning about different types of trees and looking carefully at leaves to decide if they are evergreen or deciduous. Year 1 will also be learning about different types of plants found in a garden and will be dissecting flowers to learn about its parts and the jobs they do. 



This will be covered through our Topic lessons. We will be looking where countries of Britain are located and learning about each country. 


Linked to Science, the children will be creating their own Spring blossom pictures, as well as looking at Spring artwork as inspiration for their Spring poems.


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.


Each half term we cover a new RE topic.


Your child will be developing skills through weekly PE sessions both indoor, and outdoor. Please supply a name PE kit to stay in school for lessons on a Wednesday. 



Class Additional Information

PE kit

Kit should include green shorts, a plain white t-shirt, pumps/trainers and tracksuit bottoms in case of cold weather. Please can kit be in school everyday.






Please try and read with your child every day and record a comment in their reading records. For every 10 reads, the children will move up a planet on the class 'Reading Rocket' challenge and will receive a prize. 



These files will help you with the Home Learning Task (where it says 'Downloaded Ideas Folder)