Year 1

Welcome to Class 1
Key Dates and Information
PE - every Tuesday and Friday (on Friday, children alternate between PE and Forest School)
Forest School - every other Friday (check class door for your child's group)
Reading books  - sent home every Wednesday (please return the following Monday)
School library - every Wednesday
3rd October – Flu Vaccinations

6th October – INSET Day

11th October – Harvest Festival

17th October – Phonics Coffee Morning

20th October – Last day of term

Autumn Term

w/c 2nd October 2023

Welcome to our Year 1 webpage. I will update this every weekend with information about what we will be learning the following week.

Topic and Literacy

The children are enjoying our topic of "Once Upon a Time". This week we will read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk; we will think about the Giant's castle and if it is like Warwick Castle!

We had a fantastic time exploring the castle on Friday. We climbed the turrets to the very top of the castle. We met a Knight, Sir John on his horse. We saw lots of old weapons, watched a falconry show and explored a maze! Watch this space for photos.


This week we are learning about ordering objects and ordinal numbers.


We continue our topic about materials - we will be testing different materials and discussing their properties.


We hope that you are enjoying the reading books sent home. Please make sure to send back in every Monday. If possible, please can you send reading books into school in a book bag; the children will then know where their books are during the day when we go into reading groups.

We will begin to send home some phonics homework, so that you can practice sounds at home together.


In year 1 the children are learning how to change themselves for PE and Forest School. This means that we are sometimes left with items of clothing after the sessions. Please be assured that we always return named uniform to the child or put on their peg in school. We may also collect items into our lost property box (yellow) just inside the door. 

As always, please email us or catch us at the door if you have any questions or want to chat.


We are delighted to have introduced a new Phonics and Reading Scheme in school; Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.
I have attached the Programme overview below. This will show you what sounds your child is learning each term in school. We are currently in Year 1 Autumn 1 of the programme.
Here is a link to the Parent page of the website. Little Wandle
We assess the children every 6 weeks to make sure that they are on track. Any children needing additional support will be given keep-up sessions in school.
Year 1 Termly Newsletter