Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Duckitt

Mrs Holland

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Welcome to Year 1, in Year 1 we have two classes Swan and Duck. We have such a fun-packed full year of exciting learning planned and we are excited to see you all progress throughout the year.

Important Information:

Swan Teaching Staff: Mrs G Holland (Class Teacher) and Miss A Birch (HLTA)

Duck Teaching Staff: Mrs J Duckitt (Class Teacher) and Mrs J Thorp (TA)

Start time is 8:30am and we will let the children into school from the brown shared area door. The door will open at 8.25am and collection time is 3:00pm however we try to start lining the children up a little before to avoid crowds of parents - please be patient as we have a lot of new faces to learn.

PE day for both Swan and Duck is Friday. School PE kit is black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, white t-shirt and a jacket other than their outdoor coat if possible. The Lakeside tracksuit is also available. Children can come to school dressed in their PE kits.


Autumn 1

This half term in maths Year 1 will be learning numbers to 10, this includes reading and writing numbers as both digits and in words. They will learn new mathematical language for example: fewer, greater, less than, more than. They will compare amounts, groups and objects. They will start to understand and use the part, part whole model including adding and subtracting numbers within 10.


This half term in English we will be focussing on the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.  We will be working on writing simple words and sentences, using capital letters and full stops and applying phonics to our writing.

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In RWI (Read, Write, Inc.) the children are assessed and grouped half termly and more frequently if needed.  The children will have different members of staff teaching them throughout the year as they move groups.  Once the children reach Red Level they will start to bring reading books home.  These will be familiar to the children and we expect that they can read them well.  We ask that they read this book 3 times at home before bringing it back to be changed.  Parents needs to sign and comment in their reading records to show that they have read the book.  If you have any questions, please ask.


Topic – Dinosaur Planet:
This half term the children will be learning about dinosaurs in our topic ‘Dinosaur Planet’, we will look at different types of dinosaurs, label parts of the body and also using cross curricular maths to measure dinosaurs. They will be learning about the seven continents and five oceans around the world and where some of these dinosaurs may have come from. The significant figure that the children will be learning about is Mary Anning and finding out what she is famous for.

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Please see below the attached homework to be completed throughout Autumn 1.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Duckitt & Mrs Holland




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