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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 dinosaurs! We have lots of exciting activities for the children to look forward to, and have planned for the children to participate in a fossil workshop where they will learn all about fossils found in the local area!






The children are going to be revisiting concepts that have been previously taught, such as: grouping and sharing, addition and subtraction and measure.


This term we will be focusing on multiplication and division. Please look out for a letter in book bags in week 3 which explains how your child will be learning to multiply so that you can support them with their learning (the teaching and language used in multiplication may well be different from how we were taught when we were at school!)






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


There is no forest school in Year 1 until 2019. As we are limited for space, please ensure no clothing or wellies come into class until we are given our time slots.



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.