‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Year 1 2023 - 2024

Miss Taylor

Mrs Bailey



Year one is the beginning of Key Stage One where we begin to access the National Curriculum 2014.  Many subjects are taught through a half termly theme to help make the learning more meaningful for the children.



Welcome to the autumn term!

We hope you've had a lovely summer and managed to seek out some sunshine!

We can't wait to share our wonderful new topics with you!


As always, remember to ask if you have any questions, we are happy to help!

Miss Taylor, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Hilditch and Mrs Bebbington


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We have a huge variety of stories and non-fiction books lined up to provide many opportunities for story telling, writing, role-play, creative work, and PSHE discussions.  

Our focus stories this term will include…

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In Maths, we will explore the following areas…

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Shape and space

Please follow the link below to find the maths help books for each of these areas.


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In Science, we will be exploring: 'Our bodies and our senses' and 'Identifying and classifying animals'. Maybe you've got photos of some interesting animals you have seen over the summer or you have got some cute pets at home that we could share in class!

In Geography, we will be looking more closely at our immediate environment around school and designing our own perfect garden space. 


During History, we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night.





Who is who in Year one?

Class Teacher: Miss Taylor (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Class Teacher: Mrs Bailey (Mondays)

Welfare Assistants: Mrs Bebbington and Mrs Hilditch



PE lessons will be on Monday and Thursday.

Children will leave their kit in school so they can change for PE- please name everything!

Kits will be sent home for washing at the end of each half term.  

Joggers and tracksuits can be included as the weather gets colder but these should be in school colours.

For health and safety reasons, long hair should be tied back and children should not wear jewellery.

Earrings should be taken out or covered with micropore.  (Children should arrive with earrings already covered or taken out as staff can not assist with this)  

Children need pumps or trainers. Ideally, these should be pull on or have velcro fastens.  This will allow them to be as independent as possible and ensure a speedy change.



Children need to bring fresh water in a labelled water bottle every day. They are encouraged to have regular drink breaks and can have their bottles refilled when needed.  Please do not add juice to their water bottles.

Children will need to bring in a healthy breaktime snack.

During afternoon break, your child will be offered a piece of fruit.  This fruit is funded by the government healthy eating initiative.  



One or two short activites will be set on Seesaw every Thursday.  They will vary in terms of subject focus (it may be topic based, a request to bring something in or a literacy task). There will also be a "Mathletics" activity set weekly for them to have a go at (logins can be found on their login cards in their planner). They can win points and there is the chance to collect certificates during our celebration assembly on a Friday. The children will have a week to complete the tasks so please support them to get their home learning done.  Seesaw can be used to post messages but please be aware that it is not checked daily so a message of importance should be given at the door, via email or by telephone.

By the end of Year 1, children need to be able to count (in ones) to a hundred.  Please make sure your child is secure counting forwards and backwards with numbers to 20, then to 50 and then to 100.  Skip counting in tens, fives and twos is also a great thing to practice when you have a few spare minutes now and then.

The children also need to record numbers, from memory, using the correct formation and of a consistent size.

Click the formation paper below if you like.


In Year 1, the children will bring home books related to our Read, Write Inc. programme.  These books need to be returned on the following Monday so new ones can be issued.  Please return them in the Read, Write Inc. folder provided.  

The children can also choose books for enjoyment from the library on Mondays. These books are designed to be shared with an adult.

They children are encouraged to take books home from our new school library.  We will have our library time on Wednesday so library books should be returned on this day.  The library books can be identified by the 'Excalibur Library' sticker on the back cover.



Are you ready for some extra home learning?

Try the games below for some learning fun.





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