Year 1

Hello Year 1! Now that we are learning from home, we have opened our Google Classroom. Please log on to find out what your learning is for each day. Go to and sign in using your login details that are in the back of your reading record.

We look forward to seeing your learning and reading your comments.

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Year 1 Achievers

We are so proud of you!

Class Teachers

Mrs Begum – IB
Ms Maciver – 1M

We are so happy to be back at school and can’t wait to celebrate all of our learning.

Important information

Please put your child’s name in every item of clothing.

Bring your book bag and your water bottles in every day.

Home Readers go home: in accordance with PE groups (Team Colours)

Monday: Yellow Team

Books will be changed on this day.

Tuesday: Red Team

Books will be changed on this day.

Wednesday: Blue Team

Books will be changed on this day.

Thursday: Green Team

Books will be changed on this day.

PE kit: Friday (please make sure it is named)


  • Monday - 1B
  • Tuesday - 1M


  • Thursday - 1M
  • Friday - 1B

Forest School will be led by Mr Hamlin on Wednesday afternoons (Start date to be confirmed) 

Things to pack:

A named plastic water bottle – just water please! You must bring your own named water bottle into school everyday - squash and juice is not allowed.

Things not to pack:

Toys or things from home – they get broken and/or lost!

Sweets or snacks – we have fruit and water breaks every day. We will also let you know if your child did not eat well in the day and we have copies of the menu. 

How to help at home

Talking – we will always have lots to talk about at the end of our school day, but we know that often children can answer with ‘can’t remember’ … to help prompt conversation you can always ask them who they played with, what toys were on the carpet or what story we listened to.

Early nights – we love to play, run outside and move our bodies so we are doing and learning a lot during the day at school! Remember early nights make happy learners

Bed time story every night – we want your children to love stories and reading as much as we do and we have a huge book collection, so please do ask if you would like to borrow more!

Praise for independence – in Reception we will nurture children’s independence in dressing, putting shoes on, choosing activities and tidying up.  You can support at home by encouraging them to get dressed and zip up coats independently every morning.

Observing numbers … everywhere! Your front door, the bus, number plates, birthday’s.

Counting … everything! Raisins into cereal, steps to the bus stop, stairs up to bed, claps, jumps.

Labels – we find post-it notes are popular as any kind of drawing or writing is great experience and if praised, will boost confidence to try writing.

We love to hear about how your child is doing at home, so please stop and talk to us in the morning if you have any stories to share.



  • will
  • that
  • this
  • then
  • them


  • put
  • the
  • to
  • I
  • no
  • into


  • not
  • got
  • up
  • mum
  • but


  • get
  • big
  • him
  • his
  • had
  • go


  • on
  • can
  • dad
  • back
  • and


  • in
  • is
  • it
  • of
  • off


  • a
  • an
  • as
  • at
  • if

Year 1 learning during Autumn

These are the areas that we have covered this term.


Number and place value within 10
Adding and subtracting within 10
Geometry-recognising and labelling 2D and 3D shapes.


Counting up and back in 2/5/10’s,
Even numbers
Number bonds to 10


Long burst: narratives-Traditional tales.
Key features:
Role play
Character description lists

Grammar focuses:

Finger spaces,
Capital letters and full stops,
Complex sentence structures,


Minibeasts-identifying and comparing
Littering and pollution-human impact
Planting and growing-kidney beans and life cycle of a seed/plant


How and why people celebrate harvest
How any why Christians celebrate Christmas.