Year 1 Newsletter

Welcome to Year 1! The Year 1 team will be myself as the main class teacher and Miss Abu, Miss Farooqi and Miss Kilbride will be with the class every day to support with learning. On a Monday and Friday I will be out of class, Miss Alman will be leading the class on these days.

We are very much looking forward to our first term in Year 1 together. We will be having a very busy half term and filled with lots of exciting new learning, please see below for some important information. If there is anything you need please send me a message on class dojo to arrange a meeting.


We will be transitioning to whole class teaching over this term. Music and Drama will be taught by Junior Jam on Tuesday afternoons. PE will be taught by Mr Singh on Mondays and Miss Alman on Fridays.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2
Literacy Supertato – poster Lost and Found- adventure
Maths Place value to 10

Addition and subtraction within 10


Place value to 20

History Changes in living memory- homes
Geography The UK
Art Sculptures Elements of art
DT Textiles – Puppets Structures- Windmills
Science The Seasons Everyday Materials
Computing Online safety Grouping and sorting


PSHE Living in the wider world Healthy lifestyles
PE lessons

Your child’s PE lesson will be on Monday and Friday.

On these days please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit, including suitable footwear (trainers or plimsolls). Your child will remain in their PE kit all day then the PE kit will need to be washed ready for their next PE day.

Class dojo

Please make sure you are checking class dojo regualarly for information and to see what we have been doing in school.  Homework will be posted each week on class dojo.

Reading books

Reading records and books and records need to come into school every day.

Please read at home with your children every day and sign the record, when records are signed we will change the books.

Belongings from home

The children will not need to bring in anything from home aside from a named water bottle, a packed lunch box (if packed lunch) and a coat. The children should not bring in any toys or pencil cases from home as everything will provided by school.

Drop off and pick ups

In the morning doors will be open from 8.20am and the children can make their way to their classroom as soon as they arrive. Please say goodbye to the children away from the door and allow them to make their own way indoors. At home time please wait for your child to be sent to you, if you then need to wait for siblings please wait against the back fence away from the doors. If you are waiting to collect children, please do so in a socially distanced way away from the school doors.

Many thanks,

Miss Vickers, Miss Abu, Miss Kilbride and Mrs Farooqi