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Year 1

Hello and welcome to our new Year 1 classes!


In Year 1 we have Beech class with Miss Hampton and Birch with Miss Allen. We are helped by Miss Nembhard, Miss Elboushi and Miss Symonds.


Our painting for this term is Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and our topic will be light and dark which will have us learning about owls, woodlands, humans and animals.

At this stage of the year, the children will be working on extending their sentences using conjunctions (and, so, but, because). They will be using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops for each sentence. They should be starting to add detail using adjectives and verbs.


In Maths, the children are working on representing numbers and using their work on place value to solve addition and subtraction problems to 20. We are working on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


At the end of the year, the children will sit a phonics test. They will be expected to distiguish between sounds, writing words independently, reading words independently, as well as sorting between "alien" words (e.g. snorp, thomp) and real words. Please practice regularly with your child on

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Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:


  • Reading with your child everyday and sign their reading diary

  • Ensuring homework is completed and brought in every  Wednesday

  • Practising counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s

  • Sounding words out when reading and writing.


If you have any questions please ask Miss Hampton or Miss Allen on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are so excited for our new term with our classes!


How You Can Help

Date For Your Diary


Meet the Teacher's - Tuesday 19th September 2017