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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1




Mrs Marin and Mrs Scott would like to welcome you to the Year 1 class page. We are looking forward to working co-operatively with you to support the development of your children throughout the year.



In Year 1 we strive to create a smooth transition from Reception into Year 1. We do this by continuing to provide a variety of learning experiences to promote understanding which children are familiar with from their time in Reception. We also begin to create a more structured approach to learning and developing independence.



Autumn Term

We will be exploring a range of texts linked to the seaside, for example, ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and ‘The Wishing Chair’. The writing focus will be on using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. The reading focus will be looking at sequencing, making predictions and retrieving information from the texts.

Spring term

We will be reading a variety of space stories and completing writing tasks based on these stories including retells, letters, poems, informative texts and instructions.

Summer term

We will read a variety of traditional stories and base a range of different writing tasks on these. We will then read dinosaur cove and use this longer story to develop our writing.



The children will extend their knowledge of number and place value up to 100. We will be

counting forwards and backwards from different starting points in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be reinforcing correct number formation. We will improve their understanding of addition and subtraction with a particular focus on number bonds up to 20. We will also further our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and measurement. We will introduce the children to simple, practical multiplication and division and learn about halves and quarters.



Children are expected to read every day to an adult and a comment is needed to be sent via class dojo at least three times per week. 


Homework will include; weekly spellings to be tested on a Friday and a homework task linked to our maths or topic work. Please return your homework folder every Wednesday so that it can be updated.




P.E will be every Monday afternoon. They will need to come to school wearing a red P.E. top and black shorts (in addition, any suitable outdoor clothing can be worn in cooler weather e.g. tracksuit).


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Squeebles - apps