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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas break! We are looking forward to another fun half term, our topic for the next 6 weeks is 'London'. 


We aim to hear children read once a week. This may not always be individually and might not be with the class teacher every week. We include lots of reading into our daily lessons so rest assured we do see the progress your children are making. Please help us to support your child by reading with them every night and recording this in their Home School message book.


Children will have opportunities to change their reading books throughout the week, therefore they need to bring them in their book bags every day. It is the children's responsibility to place their Home School message books in the box each morning. 


Children are not expected to read the entire book in one night. We would prefer them to enjoy reading 3 to 4 pages with you and to answer questions about what they have been reading. Comprehension is just as important when progressing through the book levels so you may find your child stays on a level for a little longer even if they can read the words. There are some ideas of questions to ask your child on the bookmarks in their Home School message books.


Please don't forget Bug Club, there are lots of lovely books and it counts as a read if you have supported them and written in their Home School message book! You can find your child's login details inside the back cover.


Outdoor Learning:  We will be going out in all weathers so please can you make sure your child is wearing suitable clothes and has a coat with them.  


Homework: Books will come home Friday and will need to be returned to school no later than Thursday each week.


Year 1 Team 

Mrs J Hutchings - Squirrel Class Teacher

Mrs R Navajas and Mrs S Andrews - Badger Class Teachers

Support Staff

Mrs K Gynn, Mrs T Hodgson, Miss M Dixey, Miss K Judges, Miss M Pass, Mrs L Stenning, Miss L Howchen


Please ensure your child's PE bag is in school and remember that pierced earrings MUST be removed for PE. Sadly your child will not be able to take part in PE lessons if they are wearing earrings. This is for their own safety. Please also remember that PE is statutory and therefore it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children are able to take part.


Whilst it is still nice at the moment we may be doing some of our PE outside. Please ensure your child has a pair of plimsolls or trainers that fit. It may be an idea to send in a pair of jogging bottoms too in case it is chilly.


PE Badgers Class - 2019-20

Monday PM - Short Tennis
Friday AM - Gymnastics
PE Squirrels Class  - 2019 -20
Monday PM - Short Tennis
Friday AM - Gymnastics


Handwriting - This year as part of a whole school initiative we will be teaching the children cursive. Please find how to form each letter on the document below.

Picture 1

Year 1 Word Checklist

Phonics activity ideas to use at home

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