Year 1



Welcome to Year 1

29th September 2022

The children have all settled into Year 1 brilliantly. We have spent time getting to know each other, the classroom and routines. We have taken part in whole school assemblies and the children love eating their lunch in the “Big Hall”.

Last week we discovered a basket of exotic fruit with a mysterious message. It was from a descendent of Christopher Columbus. We are now finding out about him and other explorers – our topics this term is EXPLORERS!

Each week I will provide a short update on what we are learning in school. If you have any questions please ask.


We are recapping phonics from Reception class, using our new phonics and reading scheme, Little Wandle. See more information at the bottom of this page.


The children are learning all about numbers to 10. We have learnt that numbers can be represented by objects and drawing, numerals and words. We are counting forwards and backwards within 10 and we can say one more and one less than a number.


We are enjoying shared reading during the day, every day. We also have quiet reading times when the children choose a book to enjoy. We are starting our focussed reading practice sessions next week. Your child took a reading practice book home this week. Please make sure the book returns to school every Monday, so that we can change in school.


We have been using our phonics sounds to write sentences. Remembering that we need a full stop at the end, or a question mark if it is a question.


This term we are learning about Materials and their properties. We will also investigate Seasonal Changes throughout the whole school year.

Forest School

We are so excited to have our very own Forest School teacher in the class, Mrs Worley, who can take the children to Forest School. We can only do this with parental support. Please let us know if you can help on any Thursday afternoon 1.15-3pm. We are very grateful; the first group had an amazing time today. Thank you to our volunteers!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on

Year 1 Team

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.