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Welcome to Year 1



  Week Beginning:             

9th September


We have had fun learning about the legend of Lady Godiva and would like to encourage you to explore the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry which has a Lady Godiva exhibit as well as noting that many of the streets in the centre of Coventry still have their medieval names. (Greyfrairs green, Spon Street, Earl Street, Broadgate, Jordan Well.)

In English and topic lessons this term we will be exploring fairy tales. Next week we will read 'The 3 Little Pigs' with a focus on informal letter writing. We will work towards writing a letter from the pigs to the Big Bad wolf.

In Maths we will explore shapes and we will continue to explore numbers and place value. Looking at ones and tens finding one more and one less.

In science we will explore the topic of seasons through the year at the appropriate time. This week we are looking at Autumn through a story, linking it to hibernation and looking at how the weather, clothing and the trees change.

Our RE topic for this term is 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe?'


The introduction to Year 1 power point can be found below. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.


Please send a pair of wellingtons into school for your child for Forest School if you haven't already done so. Thank you.


Mrs Brookes and Mrs Schroeter.

Things to remember weekly:


Water bottle to be brought and taken home daily please.


Monday - Forest school.  Reading books will be changed.

Tuesday - Outdoor PE (weather permitting! We don't have a hall slot so weather appropriate PE kit is needed with this in mind please).

Thursday - Reading books will be changed.

Friday -  Indoor PE (Black pumps please.)


How you van help at home: 

  • Daily  reading
  • In daily life count in 1's 2's 5's and 10's. Practice number bonds. Talk about numbers and shapes.    
  • Help your child learn to spell the year 1 curriculum words (these can be found below).
  • Maths or handwriting activities may be sent home.  
  • Termly Power Project related to the topic (the first one will be set after Christmas)

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