Welcome to Year 1

  Welcome to a new year in Year 1 which is going to be full of lots of fun and exciting learning! Your teachers this year are Mrs. Donnelly and Mrs. Williams in 1DW and Mrs. Morton-Race in 1KMR. We can not wait to share the exciting texts we will be teaching English through (the first being Lost and Found) and get stuck into our Phonics and reading, amongst many other things. Working alongside us in Year 1 will be Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Shreeve and Mr. Young. Throughout the year, should you wish to contact any of the Year One teachers, please find our email addresses below.   


For the first half of autumn term we will be looking at the text “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers. Not only does Jeffers produce wonderful stories but also illustrates his books beautifully. Clink on the link below if you want to see more about his work.  https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books Links to the National Curriculum for English and Maths are available in the Home Learning section on the right hand side of this page. These links will tell you all about the learning that your child will be experiencing in Year 1 this year.




Our topic for autumn term is ‘No Place Like Home’. We will be exploring this in all areas of the curriculum.  Science involves looking at the human body as well as looking at materials and the types used to build homes. In Computing we will be using Google Earth to locate our homes. We will also learn about algorithms and how to use technology safely. In History, we will explore our family trees and homes from the past.  


We ask that your child brings in their reading folder, with book and record, on a daily basis. This is to ensure children get to change their reading books regularly. Children are expected to read at home for 5-10 mins. We ask parents to sign their child’s reading record to show this. Reading is so important for children of all years, especially in Year One when they are using their new phonics knowledge to help them decode words to read. PE kits need to be in school in term time, you can find a list of required PE kit underneath the sub-heading school information on this website. We ask that children have a waterproof coat with them all year round and bring in a water bottle daily. During the summer months we advise children wear sun cream to school and bring in any sun cream for them to reapply. For Year One, lunchtimes will be from 12.10pm – 1pm.  


Homework will be given out on Fridays. Children will have some phonics homework to complete in an exercise book and maths will be set weekly through an online website called Mathletics. You will receive your child’s login details at the start of term.   


For autumn term we have a trip booked to go and explore Stafford Castle, linked to our Topic work. This will take place on Thursday 24th October 2019. Before Christmas, we will also be taking part in a Christingle service with Year 3 at the Church of the Resurrection, Upton Priory. This proves to be a popular and enjoyable morning that parents can attend.