Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with two lovely teachers: Ms Mutter and Ms Kowalska (Thursday afternoon).  Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 30 equally fabulous children with Mr Beh as their class teacher. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Year 1: Ms Sanderson, Ms Mitchell, and Ms Lorence.  We work hard to be kind to each other, respecting our differences and sharing a great learning journey together!

Our Summer term topic is a Science focus on Plants, which starts off with learning more about the basic structure of common plants.  We will also be learning about plants at first hand when we explore designing and making salads in Design and Technology. In English, we will focus on texts related to plants, including Pattan’s Pumpkin and The Flower. These stories will allow us to use our senses, imagination, and knowledge of plants to write our own stories and delve into the meaning of each text. In Maths, we will be exploring position, direction, time, money, and number patterns within 100 to develop our number fluency. In Computing, we will be using Chromebooks and learning about algorithms. We are also focusing on telling stories through different styles of Music. There is a lot 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.  Children will also bring home a school library book, which will be changed weekly.

Scarlet PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor).  Crimson PE days are Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). Please keep PE kits in school so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days too.  PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit, trainers or plimsolls and spare socks in a draw string bag – remember to name all clothing and bag clearly!

Please provide your child with their own water bottle daily. This is especially important for outdoor 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

Y1 long term plan overview 2021-22

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