Year 1 Swan 2022 - 2023

Mrs Holland

Swan.jpg  Welcome to Swan Class   Swan.jpg

We look forward to a year full of excitiement and new learning!

Doors open at 8.25am ready for an 8.30am start. Please try your best to be on time as the children go straight into phonics at this time.

Collection time is 3:00pm.  Please let staff know if someone else will be collecting your child.

Important Information:

PE days are Thursday afternoon. School PE kit is black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, white t-shirt and a jacket.  Children are to come to school in their PE kit on this day.

Please ensure that your child has a named bottle with only water inside, we are a healthy school and promote children drinking water throughout the day.

Reading books are being sent home as part of their RWI lessons.  We ask that they are read on 3 separate occasions, signed and then brought back into school to show your reading teacher.  Please be aware that the class teacher may not also be the reading teacher - as they split and go to different groups for RWI. 

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask. 

Mrs Holland (Class Teacher) and Mrs Sunderland (Teaching Assistant) 

Maths - 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.

English - Autumn 1:

The children will use the Talk 4 Writing srategies to learn stories in english, starting with 'The Little Green Dinosaur'.  They will use actions to tell the story and add extra enthusiasm to their story telling.  The children will work on writing simple sentence and use basic punctuation for example: capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 

Topic – Dinosaur Planet – Autumn 1:

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.


As always if you have any questions then please feel free to ask!

Mrs Holland



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