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Welcome to Year 1 


Autumn Term Headlines

  • Please see our Curriculum Leaflet for details of our curriculum this term (attached below). 
  • Reading books and red reading records are to be in school every day please.
  • PE kits are to be in school every day. Our PE lessons this term are on Tuesday and Friday, however these may change on occasions.
  • Water bottles will be sent home every Friday.
  • Sun tan lotion to be applied before school while the weather is still warm please, and a sun hat to stay in school if possible.

Key Dates

Wed 13th Sept                         Welcome to Year 1 Meeting for parents 5pm

Wed 3rd Oct                            Harvest assembly 9:15am

Wed 4th Oct                            Online Safety Session for parents (4 - 4:45pm)

Wed 18th Oct                          Parents Evening 3:30-6:30pm

Thurs 19th Oct                        Parents Evening 3:30-6:30pm

Fri 20th Oct                            Break up for Half Term

                                        HALF TERM

Mon 30th Oct                          Children return to school                                           

W/b Mon 13th Nov                   Anti-bullying Week

W/b Mon 20th Nov                   Book Fair week

Fri 15th Dec                            Christmas Jumper Day, Lapland Run and Christmas dinner 

Mon 18th Dec                          Whole school trip - Christmas pantomime at Gladstone Theatre

Tues 19th and Wed 20th Dec      Christmas play performances

Thurs 21st Dec                         Christmas assembly in church – 9:15am and Christmas party 

Fri 22nd Dec                           Staff development day and break up for Christmas


You can find out more about our curriculum this term in the Curriculum leaflet below.

Home Learning Daily Essentials


  • Please read your child's phonics reading book with them each day. Any extra reading you can do with your child at home would be most beneficial. This could included a range of non-fiction and fiction books as well as poems. 
  • Please see a list of Year 1 recommended reads below. 


  • We are currently focusing on recognising number formation and place value. 
  • Please practise number formation with your child. 
  • Counting forwards and backwards from any given number. A good resource to select a given number can be accessed here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-square


  • Practise writing simple sentences with your child. This can be as simple as what you are going to be doing that day. You can write a sentence from a picture from your favourite book, or any book that you have at home. 
  • This term we are focusing on capital letter, finger spaces, full stops in the correct place and reading their own work back to check that it makes sense. 
  • Please practise letter formation with your child. 

Welcome to Year 1 

First Day in Year 1 September 2023

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