Welcome to Year 1


Teaching Staff: Mrs Mercer and Mrs Jones

Support Staff: Mrs Wiley, Mrs Partridge & Mrs Skidmore

PE Kits

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday for 1J and Monday and Tuesday for 1M.

Your child will need a t-shirt, shorts and pumps that are clearly labelled.


Please read with your child as often as possible. Any books that they enjoy are perfect! We will send home a book linked to their current reading ability with a diary to record in. We will change your child’s book when the diary is completed several times and they can earn a certificate for reading regularly at home.


We will send homework every Friday, which is linked to phonics. This needs to be bought in the following Wednesday.  You can also use www.educationcity.com and  www.phonicsplay.co.uk to play games using the phonemes we learn at school.


Milk is no longer free, but is available to Year 1 children for 22p each day.

If your child would like to pay weekly, please send £1.10 each Monday.

Curriculum Overview

Our topic for the next few weeks is “Marvellous Me”. We will be looking back at our lives so far to find out more about ourselves.  We will be looking back at photographs, favourite objects and memorable moments in your child’s life so if you have anything you want to share, please bring it into school. We will return photos after half term.


We will be reading the Large Family stories, Dogger and Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. In English we will be using our phonic knowledge to help read and spell new words as well as applying them in our writing. We use real and alien words to blend sounds. Alien words like ‘floosh’ are made up simply to help children blend for reading. They do not write or spell these words.


In Maths we will building and securing our knowledge of number.  The children will be reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and words as well as counting to 100 and back.  

We will also be working on addition and subtraction through a range of problems. The children will be solving these problems and recording them in simple number sentences.  

The children will be learning about one more, one less and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

We will be learning about measuring lengths and halves of shapes.  


During Science we will be learning about our senses and parts of the body as well as starting to work scientifically.  In our topic learning, the children will be learning about how to care for babies and toddlers, sharing memories of their lives so far and discussing celebrations that are important to them.

In P.E. we will be looking at and creating our own gymnastics sequences and basic multi-skills. We will introduce computer skills including typing and programming devices.

Marvellous Me: Home Learning Ideas

Please send your projects into school by Friday 12th October. We can’t wait to see what the children have done at home!

Writing Project Options Friends List

Can you create a Special list of all your closest friends and other people who are special to you?  You might want to include family pets in the list as well.

Special Wishes

Can you get your family members to write special wishes for you so you can read it when you are older? They might want to give advice or a special wish for your future.

Research Project Options Names

Can you research what your first name and last name means.  You could look on the internet and write about what it means.

Information booklet

Can you create an information book about your family? You can interview family members and write about their hobbies, favourite food or friends.

Birthday cards

Can you research why we send birthday cards and when the first birthday card was sent?

Creative Project Options Family Tree

Can you create a family tree of all your closest family members? You might want to use photos or drawings of the people.


Can you create a collage of photos of you throughout your life? You could start with a baby photo in the middle.


Can you paint a family portrait of your own family? You could paint it from an old family photo or get your family members to pose for you!