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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome everybody to the Year 1 section of the website.

Class Teachers: Mrs Ibrahim (Monday-Wednesday) Miss Westwood (Wednesday- Friday)

Learning Support Assistant : Miss Walsh

If you have any questions please just ask at the door or message on Seesaw :) 

Summer Term

Reading at home

Children will be given a reading book during the week which they will have for the full week. 

Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading folder to take home and a reading log to record any reading they do. We would like them to read at least 5 times during the week – this can be anything that they are interested in reading, not just books, but useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines… the list is endless! The reading logs will be checked regularly. Prizes will be given out for those children that read the most.

 Online Learning Journal

Your child's learning journey will be on seesaw. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set. 


Please read each night with your child. We send our homework tasks on Seesaw. Please interact as much as you can through seesaw. We love to see what your child does in their spare time and we celebrate your child's learning journey in class. Please like and comment on your child's journal. Weekly spellings will also be sent home.


Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full school uniform and bring their full PE kit in a drawstring bag. Our PE day is Monday and Wednesday. 

PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and their school jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Water bottles & snacks

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time. 


In English we will be reading the story 'Nibbles the book monster.' We we will be creating our own creatures and writing descriptive sentences about them. We will be exploring non fiction texts and also poetry, writing our own poems.


In Year 1, your child will start to build confidence working with numbers, through developing their counting and calculation skills. We will learn addition and sub traction strategies and recap place value.


We will be exploring materials and their properties, exploring how sound travels and learning about plant and animals life cycles. 


This half term we will be learning about what is=t means to be Jewish and comparing the Jewish faith with other faiths.

In Geography this half term we will be exploring parts features of European and Non European countries. 

Please remember to read at home every night. 

Thank you

The Year 1 Team 


Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches. Matthew 13:32