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Welcome to Year 1



  Week Beginning:             

11th November

Why encourage Reading?

Regular reading and listening to stories at bedtime has a clear link to success at school in all areas of the curriculum. Albert Einstein was once asked by a mother what she could do to help her son to be successful. His reply was to read fairy tales. When she explained that she hoped her son would become a scientist like Einstein his reply was to read more fairy tales. The most important thing you can do to support your child at home is to read to them and listen to them read.


English and topic: We will continue to explore fairy tale characters and write character descriptions for the characters we design.   

Maths: We will continue to develop our knowledge of subtraction.



This term in 

RE:  We will be exploring who is a Christian and what do they believe.

Computing: Recording audio files and adding them to our digital images of the Little Red Riding Hood story from last term to create an audio book.


Please be aware that Mrs Brookes will teach the class on Tuesday and Mrs Schroeter for the other four days next week.


If you have any queries or need a chat we are both available at the end of the day.


Mrs Brookes and Mrs Schroeter.



To practice bonds to 10 and doubles up to 10 + 10. You could use the following website .

Or if you don't like the mummies try and

 Class information:


Class Teachers: Mrs Brookes and Mrs Schroeter

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Fletcher 


Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book.  Children's books will be changed when they have read them twice.                                                               

Weekly Homework

Maths and English Homework is set on alternate weeks.

Homework is set on Friday and if requested due in on the following Friday.

Spelling Please see list of Year 1 Common Exception words under 'Spelling' below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 1.

In Year 1 children need to be fluent in their bonds to 10 and all bonds within 20.

In Year 1 children start to learn the following times tables: 2,5 and 10. 

The first stage is to practice skip counting (counting up in 2's,5's or 10's).

There are some suggested websites and resources to help you practise these under 'Times Tables' below.


This term our topic is… Fairy Tales

Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child…


Water bottle to be brought and taken home daily please.

Forest School  - Tuesday morning.

P.E.  Tuesday's and Friday's



Moving into Year 1 Power Point

Phonic sounds

Please watch the clip in the web link below which will help your child to correctly pronounce each phonic sound. Not only will this prepare them for their phonics screening later this year but will also help develop reading skills.

The following websites have games which the children are familiar with from school...

Phonics Games:


Maths Games:



Spelling/ Literacy Games:



Oxford Owl is also a useful website for parental support:

For e-safety child friendly links try:


Picture 1

Learning without limits nurtured by Christian Values