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Year 1 - Caterpillar & Peacock

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome back to a new term and a new year! We hope you had an enjoyable break. Here is what we have coming up this term...




This term we are learning all about pirates. The children had an exiting visit from Captain Mad John Flint! They learned some pirate facts and played games in order to win the treasure! 





This term the children are learning about the value of money. They are focusing on recognising the coins and their value, and also using combinations of different coins. They are also learning about giving directions using the Beebots. Each term we continue to build on their skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 






Each week your child will receive a spelling list. There a three categories; mild, hot and spicy! Your child can choose how many words they are going to learn... encourage them to challenge themselves! There will be a mini spelling 'test' every Friday.


Home Learning


Home learning books will be sent home on a Friday, and please return them by Tuesday, so we can prepare them for the following week, and share their work. Home learning is valuable as it can help to embed the learning from the week and gives you an opportunity to see how much progress they are making.


Please ensure that you provide earring tape for your child if they have piercings for the day that they have P.E


Forest school will take place next term for both classes. Please look out for letters about this in their book bags which will contain all the necessary information. 



We appreciate that reading with your child every day may not be possible for some families, however, reading and listening to your children read as often as you can will help them with their confidence and fluency in class. When you listen to your child read at home, please sign and comment in the reading record book, so we know if the book needs changing or your child needs to move up a level.



We are always here at the end of the day if you have any concerns or questions.


From the Year One team.

Mrs Boxell & Mrs Skelton (Caterpillar) and Miss Herring (Peacock)










Please find below a copy of the Year 1 Reading/Phonics Parent Meeting Power Point and Reading Support Leaflet.