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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The staff in Year 1 are Miss Bagga, Miss Seddon, Mrs Shergill, Miss Mirzadeh and Mrs Mrs Kirsty.

"Children are magic. They live in a world that overspills with exploration, connections, dreams and imagination" Greg Bottrill

Year 1 is an adventure, where the staff work alongside the children to facilitate their own learning drawing on childhoods natural curiosity. Our classrooms encourage children to become inventors, story tellers, authors, mathematicians and much more.

Learning is encouraged through hands on and practical experiences, building on the excellent foundation laid in Reception. The classrooms are equipped with fantastic resources which the children can explore freely. 

Pupils are taught in small groups where adults have more quality time with each pupil to assess their progress and take their learning forward. The skills and knowledge acquired from these sessions can then be explored by the pupils independently through the Continuous Provision. Planned play-based experiences inspire the children to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding enabling them to be independent, resilient learners who motivate themselves to take on the next challenge.

Phonics is a big part of Year 1. We follow an interactive and engaging phonics scheme (Floppy's Phonics) which aims to help all children to read in a systematic, accessible way.  Children learn the skills of blending and segmenting, which support them to be highly effective decoders. 

This term, our topic is called ‘Our World,’ where we will be learning about ourselves, our similarities and differences, our families and where in the world we live. We will also be exploring and finding out about the different parts of the body and learning about the 5 senses. Lots of our learning will also link to our core texts. Here are some of the books we will be reading:

Our Class in a Family by Shannon Olsen

Super Duper You by Sophy Henn

- Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

In our Literacy lessons, we will be writing labels, lists, short simple sentences and letters. This will then feed into our Geography lessons, where we explore our local area by taking a trip to the post office to send our letters home.

In Maths this term we will cover: Place value within 10 and addition and subtraction within 10.

Our ethos is one of not being afraid to get things wrong and we understand that with practise, we become more confident and able. We are rewarded for our perseverance on tasks, our curiosity, our ability to communicate our thoughts and our ability to make connections between different areas of our learning.

Year 1 Newsletters:


Diary Dates:

  • Wednesday 8th November 2023 - Explorers and Polar Regions Day 

  • Thursday 23rd November - Paw Patrol at the Odeon Cinema

  • Tuesday 28th November - The Gruffalo at The Warwick Arts Centre

Please pay online at 'My Child at School' < click here


Things to Remember:

  • P.E in Year 1 takes place every Monday (Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their full PE kit)

  • Children are asked to bring their reading books and diaries into school every day. Please ensure you spend 10 minutes reading with your child daily and sign their diary so we know they have read.

  • Parent 'Stay and Read' sessions take place every Friday from 8.30am-9.00am 


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