Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Homepage.

A very warm welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing Easter break for everyone. We can’t wait to hear all about what you got up to during your time off.

Mrs Stancombe and Miss Rees have been busy over Easter planning lots of exciting new lessons and experiences for you all in the following term and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Our topic until half term is ‘Once Upon a Time’ where we will be studying traditional tales such as The Three Little Pigs, The Tailor of Gloucester and The Elves and the Shoemaker. We will be looking at the life of Beatrix Potter and how she created her beautiful art in her books using water colours. In Science we are going to be learning about everyday materials and linking this with our DT and English to create houses for the three little pigs. Please see the topic web below for more information on our learning this term.

As usual your child will be bringing home new reading books once a week which will then be changed weekly. We aim to listen to your child read at least twice a week (through Guided Reading sessions and listening to them on a one to one basis) so please can you make sure your reading books are brought into school every day to enable us to do so. Please listen to your child read at home at least five times a week and record that you have done so in their yellow reading record. Many children are close to receiving their first reading award!

This term P.E. will continue to take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Please bring your child to school in full P.E. kit on Tuesdays, appropriately dressed for the season. They will wear their kit all day so no need for a change of clothes.

As we are getting closer to the warmer weather please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school at all times and a named sun hat. We will be venturing out in all weathers so wellies will need to stay in school too and a coat is still advised! Please make sure all items of uniform are named (especially jumpers) as unnamed items cannot be returned to their rightful owners.

Thank you for your cooperation and support! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes,

The Year 1 team,

Mrs Stancombe, Miss Rees, Mrs Mansfield and Mrs Collabella.