Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mrs Griffiths

Miss Shaw

Mrs Arnold






We hope you have enjoyed your holidays. We can never believe how quickly they pass. We are so pleased with how well the children are all settling into Year One and we have had a great time getting to know each other whilst learning new routines.

In Year One we are lucky to have two class teachers. Mrs Griffiths will be teaching Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Shaw will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Arnold is our teaching assistant. Mrs Richards, Mrs Whyman and Mrs Fray also spend time with Year One.


Your child will be given a set of reading books which will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure reading books and reading diaries are brought to school every day. Children will have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week in school. Guided reading sessions will take place each week and we will also use this time to check reading diaries.


Homework will be handed out on a Friday and should be returned completed by Wednesday. 


P.E is on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school and that all items are labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school.

In English, we will be learning about adventure stories through the text Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Basic skills for reading and writing are being developed during Year One. Building words by using the ‘phonics they know’ is the main strategy we encourage for both decoding and writing words. We are using next week to carry out phonic assessments so we can start our Read Write Inc. sessions to learn phonics and spellings.

In maths, basic maths skills are being taught throughout Year One. We will particularly focus on counting, more/less, identifying shapes and their properties and simple addition and subtraction. We will be introducing lots of vocabulary which will be reinforced and where possible we will be making links to maths in our everyday lives.

In science we will look at animals including humans.

Our RE topic is Creation.

Dates for your diary

Our ‘meet the teachers’ meeting will be held at 4.30pm on Wednesday 18th September. All information provided at the meeting has been provided in this newsletter it is therefore an opportunity to see the Year One classroom and meet the teachers. Parents’ Evenings will be held on 16th and 17th October where you will be able to make an individual appointment to discuss your child.

Our class worship is on Friday 22nd November at 9.05 am.

We are looking forward to getting to know your child and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that they enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year One has to offer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and see us.




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