Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with Ms Mutter as their teacher. Ms Kowalska also teaches them on Thursday afternoons. Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 30 equally fabulous children with Mr Beh as their teacher. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Year 1: Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Sanderson and Ms Cooper. We work hard to be kind to each other, respecting our differences and sharing a great learning journey together!

Our first topic for the Autumn term is the Carnival of the Animals where our focus will be on science. We will learn how to identify different types of animals, what they eat and all about our own bodies and those of other mammals. We are excited to be getting outside into the school meadow where will be exploring all things animal by observing what we see in nature, and doing lots of fun animal activities. In English we are reading the animal stories Dear Zoo and Owl Babies and being inspired to write our own animal stories. And in Pet week we will be meeting our teachers pets and learning what it takes to care for animals. We will writing our own pet guides and putting our learning into practice when we look after our twiggy class members, the stick insects: Turbo stick and Teeny.

We will even be getting into our animal topic in music and PE with a study of Saints Saens “Carnival or the animals” and channelling our inner animal moves in dance. Our Maths focuses starts on number 1-10, place value, and counting skills. Later in the term we will be working on addition and subtraction within 10 and then explore 2D and 3D shapes.  So there is lots to keep us busy this term.

In Year One, we also have phonics screening checks. This is not a formal test, but a way for us to check that children are making progress with their phonics skills to read words. We want them to be on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

General Information

In Year 1 we love reading and try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with children and to record this in their reading record book. Children are expected to change their own reading book regularly from the colour banded selection in class as often as necessary, so please remember to bring your book bag every day. 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. The children will be changing into PE kits in school so please ensure that your child has a kit in school at all times.  PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt, navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan, and trainers.  No jewellery please!

Please provide your child with their own water bottle daily. This is especially important for PE days, so that we stay healthy and hydrated!  This should be named and brought home daily for cleaning.

If you have any questions about school, please contact the Office by phone, email or in person, or come and find us!

Useful Information

New to Year 1 2021-2022

Reading with your Child

Penpals Letter formation 1

Penpals Letter formation 2

Keywords to be able to read and spell

End of Year One Expectations Spoken Language and Reading

End of Year One Expectations Writing

End of Year One Expectations Maths

Year One Curriculum Overview