Year 1

Year 1 2018

Miss Roe


Our learning

Happy New Year!


We are focussing on the book ‘Dogger’ and we are going to write about the story of Dogger and Dave making sure that we use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and that our sentences make sense.


In Maths we will be counting and writing numbers accurately to 20, finding one more and one less than a given number and adding and subtracting numbers within 20. We will be learning about fact families and number bonds to 20. We will also be developing reasoning skills in this area.

Topic: History and Science

This term our topic is all about History and Science. We will be learning about objects from the past, in particular toys. We will also be thinking about the differences between the types of materials that toys are made from.

Outdoor learning/Forest school                                                      

This term we will be continuing to learn about the natural world and the seasons. We will be keeping a weather chart and thinking about what happens to the plants, trees and animals at this time of year.   If your child has wellies at home please could they bring them into school for our outdoor learning every Monday afternoon.


We will be focussing on the qualities of a good friend and how to be one. Thinking about our behaviour affects other people and what we can do to make someone feel better.

 PE kits

Dance and PE for Year 1 will again be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can you make sure that your child has their full PE kit for these days. To remind you school PE kits are red t-shirts, navy blue/black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of pumps.


Homework will be set every Friday, please can you support your child to complete their homework and return it the following Wednesday so it can be marked. Each week children should choose one task to complete from the topic menu which is in their homework books

 Early morning reading and home reading books

Please ensure that your child brings their books into school every day as we aim to hear children read on a one to one basis as much as possible. We continue to ask that you support your child at home by listening to them read every day and discussing the story that they have shared with you.

Early morning reading will continue where children are invited into school on a selected day to read with a member of staff. This session starts at 8:30am. This is an opportunity for your child to develop their reading so please take advantage of this. If you need a reminder of your child’s day then please speak to Miss Roe.