Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with Ms Trainor as their teacher. Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 30 equally fabulous children with Mr Beh as their teacher. We have a fantastic teaching assistant; Ms Childerley. We work hard to be kind to each other, respecting our differences and sharing a great learning journey together!

Our topic for Autumn 2  is Toys of the Past where our focus will be on History. We will learn about a range of toys and games throughout different time periods. The children will be given the opportunity to explore a range of old and new toys to compare, contrast and investigate how toys have changed. We will specifically focus on being able to order toys in chronological order. In English we are reading Lost in the Toy Museum and Naughty Bus and Traction Man to inspire our own toy stories by learning to describe characters, make predictions and sequence events.

Our Maths focuses starts with comparison of quantities and part–whole relationships . Later in the term we will be working on numbers between 0-5.  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. 

Crimson Class PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Scarlet Class PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 2022-2023

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

Long Term Plan (2022-23)