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Year 1 Autumn Newsletter


Welcome to our Autumn newsletter.


Welcome back to another jam packed school year! I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Teaching in KS1 follows the National Curriculum. In English and maths we will be revising previous learning from Reception as well as working hard to understand new concepts. In maths we will be learning about number and place value, before moving to addition and subtraction. Our English lessons will be based around the stories ‘Here we are’ and ‘Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell’ They will involve lots of writing, spelling and grammar practice. Our first topic this year is ‘This is Me!. Topic time will consist of science, geography, history, art, music and D&T, and we have lots of creative activities planned to engage the children.


Year 1 have PE on a Monday afternoon, so please make sure your child has the correct PE kit: black shorts, white t-shirt, pumps, black jacket and black joggers and that all items of PE kit are labelled with your child’s name. This makes finding misplaced items a little easier, although we are encouraging the children to take extra care of their property. Your child’s PE kit can stay in school until the next half term holiday. Year 1 have a specialist ICT teacher teaching on a Tuesday; these lessons are brilliant and the children learn so much from them.


Homework will be set each term and the children will be able to choose an activity from a grid to complete each week. We are hoping to set fun and engaging activities that you can share with your child. Homework should be completed and returned on a Wednesday and books will be returned on a Friday. Sometimes extra activities will be set on Class Dojo.


A big focus in Year 1 is on reading and phonics in preparation for the Phonics Screening test at the end of the academic year. We ask that children bring in their home reading books daily, so we can read with the children as often as possible. Your child’s phonics teacher will change their books on a Monday and Thursday and only if they have read 3 times.


We have a very exciting term to look forward to. If you need to speak to me regarding anything, please drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Many thanks,

Miss Saddow and Miss Ryan

Phonics Guidance for Parents

This term Year 1 are enjoying forest school!