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Dear Parents and Carers,


We hope you all had wonderful summer breaks and welcome to year 1!  Our topic this term is ‘Myself and Other Animals’. In Science we will be exploring our senses through simple experiments and labelling the human body. We will be watching the weather change and noticing seasonal changes. In Art we are going to look at line drawing and collage through the work of Matisse. The question 'What does it mean to be sensible and responsible?' will be explored through circle times, class discussions and assemblies in PSHE.  We are going to be busy on the computers and will be learning about e-safety.  In R.E. we are going to discover and discuss why some people and places are special to us. Our author of the term is Roger Hargreaves and we will be reading Mr Men and Little Miss books which is proves a popular text for year 1 children.



Please read with your child at least three times a week. There are no set days for your child to change their reading book. Your child is encouraged to change their own book once they have finished reading it. Coloured reading boxes are accessible in the classroom for your child to change their book. The best time to change reading books is first thing in the morning, so a quick reminder at the classroom door works really well. Remember to write in the reading record to let us know how they have been getting on with reading at home.


Parent Reading

We would love to have parents come in to help with reading. If you would like to come in and help please see your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitable time.



Please check the website for weekly spellings.  Each week we will be learning year 1 key words.  Repetition works well with spellings so we also go over the previous weeks spellings. We try and teach spellings in a fun way and call it a 'spelling quiz' encouraging effort. 


Snacks and Milk

All children receive free fruit and vegetables.  If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the milk service on 01934 510950.  Please note that milk is no longer free as your child is now 5. 



Please can your child bring in a plain t- shirt, shorts/tracksuit trousers and daps which are all named in a bag.  The kit will stay in school but will be sent home every half term. 



Dates for the diary



As always we are available if you have any questions or queries.

Best wishes

The Year 1 team.