Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with Ms Mutter as their teacher.  Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 30 equally fabulous children with two teachers: Mr Beh Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Ward on Tuesday. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Year 1: Ms Monk, Mrs Mitchell, Ms Simpson and Ms Stewart.  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 on Wild Wednesdays 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 new Class members, the stick insects: Sunlight, Rainbow, Sparkles and Shimmer.


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.

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. 

Crimson PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.  Scarlet PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please come to school in PE kits on those days.  PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt, navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan, and trainers.

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

Reading with your Child

Penpals Letter formation 1

Penpals Letter formation 2

Keywords to be able to read and spell

New to Year One presentation

End of Year One Expectations Spoken Language and Reading

End of Year One Expectations Writing

End of Year One Expectations Maths

Y1 long term plan overview 2020-21

Year 1 Key Maths Facts – Autumn 2