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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 page.  We will share information on here, about your child's learning and time in Year 1 as well as posting regularly on our Class Dojo page.

There is a copy of our curriculum overview below, so you can see what learning will be taking place throughout the year.  If you want to find out about specific curriculum areas, for example: 'Science' or 'Music' look at the 'Curriculum' section of the website. 

We have a list of 50 recommended reads for Year 1, which are wonderful books for you to share at home. Please mark them off, on the booklet you have been given, when your child has read them and encourage your child to swap them so that you get to read all 50 together!  


Here is some practical information for you:

  • PE is on Tuesdays in Year 1 so the children need to come to school in their PE kit every Tuesday. 
  • Children get a piece of fruit every day in Year 1.
  • Please could you send your child in with a named water bottle every day.
  • If your child would like milk please go to the Cool Milk website and apply there. The website is  
  • If you are in receipt of Universal Credit please apply for free school meals. It means that your child is then eligible for the Pupil Premium funding and will get trips, visits and in school experiences at half price. please call at the office for further information about this.
  • The children bring home a reading book for you to practise with them. Please read together every day. Little and often is best and research shows that young children have the most success when learning to read when they revisit the same reading book several times until they are fluent with it. We will change their Little Wandle reading book weekly. It is really important that these are returned to school.

Here is some information about our Year 1 curriculum:

Autumn 1

This half term we are learning about ourselves, the parts of our body and the five senses. We taste foods, observe closely with our eyes, use our sense of smell and describe the feel different objects as a way to explore how our senses help us to learn about the world around us.

We begin to learn how to work scientifically and carry out investigations.

We compare the similarities and differences between humans and other animals by finding out what makes us mammals. We begin to find out about animal classification. 

To help us understand where food comes from, we explore if it is from an animal or a plant. We plant some vegetables in the school garden and we look after them throughout the year until they harvest. 

We then make a healthy snack (from fruit and vegetables) using our cutting and squeezing skills. We make fruit kebabs - and then eat them! 

Our focus book for Autumn 1 is The Bog Baby.